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US drone strike leaves senior commander of an Iran-backed militia in Baghdad 

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US drone strike leaves senior commander of an Iran-backed militia in Baghdad 
US drone strike leaves senior commander of an Iran-backed militia in Baghdad 
US drone strike leaves senior commander of an Iran-backed militia in Baghdad 
US drone strike leaves senior commander of an Iran-backed militia killed. Photo Courtesy: Unsplash

A drone strike carried out by the US in Baghdad has killed a senior commander of an Iran-backed militia, the Central Command stated on Tuesday (February 7,2024).

The senior commander belonged to Kata’ib Hezbollah.

“U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces carried out a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to the assaults on U.S. service members, killing a Kata’ib Hezbollah commander chargeable for straight planning and taking part in assaults on U.S. forces in the area,” Centcom stated in a press release.

The Central Command stated no casualty or collateral injury has been reported up to now.

“The United States will proceed to take obligatory motion to guard our folks. We is not going to hesitate to carry accountable all those that threaten our forces’ security,” the assertion stated.

Kataib Hezbollah group has claimed duty for a number of assaults on U.S. forces in Iraq.

Last week, the group stated it will not goal US troops.

A supply informed Xinhua information company that one man killed in the automobile was recognized as Abu Baqir al-Saadi, a commander of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed armed group in Iraq that has hyperlinks to Hashd Shaabi Forces, or the Popular Mobilization Forces.

After the assault, Iraqi safety forces intensified safety measures across the closely fortified Green Zone, which homes some of the primary authorities establishments and overseas diplomatic missions, together with the U.S. embassy, in anticipation of any safety breaches, in response to the supply.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command stated in a press release by way of its affiliated media outlet Security Media Cell {that a} bombardment focused a civilian automobile at 9:35 p.m. native time (1835 GMT) in the al-Mashtal neighbourhood, killing these aboard, reported Xinhua.

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