The explosion at the al-Saqr camp south of Baghdad on Monday night remains unclear. As security sources reported shelling from outside the camp, a former Iraqi official hinted that weapons inside the camp belonged to Iran and that Israel was bombing them.
In a tweet on Twitter, former Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji said on Tuesday that by the nature of the fire at the makeshift warehouse fire, it appears that the weapons that exploded are unusual and are not used by Iraqi forces or even the PMF.
He added in his tweet, "We believe it is a secretariat we have from a neighboring country, has targeted this secretariat of an unjust colonial state on the basis of a traitorous Iraqi tale," referring to Israel.
By the nature of the fire of the warehouse fire in Camp Falcon, it appears that the nature of the weapons burned is unusual and is not used by Iraqi forces or even the Popular Mobilization. traitor.- Bahaa al-Araji (@bahaa_alaaraji) August 13, 2019
An unknown plane
Iraqi security sources and eyewitnesses said earlier that the explosion in the Falcon camp on Monday evening was caused by the bombing of an unknown plane from outside the camp, which includes four headquarters of the brigades of the Popular Mobilization, including the Badr Organization and Jund al-Imam and Sayyed Martyrs Brigades. The blast killed one person and wounded 30 others.
The same sources confirmed that the unidentified plane launched more than a strike on weapons stores inside the camp.
She ruled out that the explosion was caused by a technical defect occurred inside the stores, which used to contain large quantities of missiles and bombs belonging to the Popular Mobilization factions, and their volatility led to the mentioned human losses.
Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi inspects the site of the explosion of materiel in the Falcon camp. pic.twitter.com/i4B1qZJCvj- Adel Abdulmahdi (@AdilAbdAlMahdi) August 13, 2019
Following the explosion, First Deputy Speaker Hassan al-Kaabi demanded that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, as commander-in-chief of the armed forces, confiscate all weapons outside the government and remove unofficial camps within residential areas.
Al Kaabi said in a statement that the presence of weapons stores near densely populated cities has become a constant concern for Iraqis and significantly affect the safety of civilians and claim their lives, calling for tougher sanctions related to the establishment of warehouses or possession of unlicensed weapons.