On August 22, a new attack targeted a convoy transporting logistical supply for the U.S.-led coalition near the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
According to Sabereen News, a Telegram channel close to Iraqi Shiite armed groups, said that the attack had taken place in Ghazaliya in Baghdad’s western outskirts. The convoy was moving on a highway leading to the al-Shuala district when it was struck by at least one improvised explosive device (IED).
Sabereen News shared a video confirming that at least one of the convoy’s truck was damaged as a result of the IED explosion.
A day earlier, an attack targeted a vehicle owned by an Iraqi company working with the U.S.-led coalition near Baghdad. The vehicle was destroyed and its driver lost his life.
Shiite groups, which vowed to expel U.S. forces from Iraq after the assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units earlier this year, are allegedly behind these attacks.
Despite sustaining material losses in the attacks on its supply convoys, the U.S.-led coalition has been so far ignoring these incidents. This may change soon.