Two convoys moving equipment and logistical supplies for the U.S.-led coalition were attacked in the central Iraqi province of Saladin.
The first convoy was attacked on September 22 afternoon in the district of al-Dujayl, around 60 km to the north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. According to Iraq’s Security Media Cell, the convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device. No human losses were reported.
“A convoy that was transporting equipment of the International [U.S.-led] Coalition retreating [forces] from Iraq was subjected, on Monday evening, to the explosion of an explosive device between the districts of Balad and al-Dujayl in Saladin,” the Security Media Cell said in an official statement.
On September 23 afternoon, a second supply convoy of the U.S.-led coalition was targeted in the district of Awja, more than 160 km north of Baghdad.
“An explosive device struck on a convoy transporting logistical equipment for the International Coalition in al-Awja district, Salah al-Din province,” the Iraqi security source told Baghdad Today, without providing any additional details.
In the last few months, a series of attacks targeted convoys moving equipment and supplies for the U.S.-led coalition in the central and southern regions of Iraq.
The attacks began after the January 3 U.S. drone strike on Baghdad International Aiport that claimed the lives of Iran’s Quds Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units.
Several Iraqi Shiite armed groups vowed to expel U.S. forces from the country in response to the assassination of the two leaders. These groups were allegedly behind the recent attacks.
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