Iraqi resistance organisation Kata’ib Hezbollah has announced that it has confirmed “with irrefutable evidence that Saudi intelligence is behind the sabotage of electricity pylons in Iraq,” noting that government investigations “will be under a great deal of pressure so as to not reveal the true culprit behind the sabotage.”
The movement added that “by sabotaging the electricity pylons, Saudi Arabia seeks to create chaos and ‘recycle’ Daesh terrorists,” accusing Riyadh of planning to present itself as a “savior in order to improve its criminal image before the Iraqi people.”
Two days ago, a force of the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) 25th Brigade foiled attempts by ISIS to blow up electricity pylons south of Nineveh province.
During the operation, the force was able to find three locally manufactured bombs that were set to be used to blow up pylons in the area.
The Iraqi Ministry of Electricity had also earlier said that a terror attack targeted the Salaheddin thermal plant in Samarra in late June. The attack was done using two explosive devices, causing great material damage to the facility.
Daesh (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted a pylon and a main power line that feeds into areas in Bakouba and Baghdad.