Late on June 13, a convoy transporting logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in the central Iraqi province of Babylon.
The convoy was reportedly targeted with a number of improvised explosive devices as it was passing near the city of Hillah. No human losses were reported by Iraqi sources as a result of the attack.
The pro-Iranian Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for the attack. The group was among the first to launch attacks against US forces in Iraq following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, and Iranian Quds Force Leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
“We will not let you experience the taste of comfort and joy … US occupation forces are in the crossfire of the Mujahedeen of Islam in Iraq,” the group said in a post on its official Telegram channel after the attack.
A few minutes after the attack in Hillah, three supply convoys of the US-led coalition was targeted in southern Iraq. The first was targeted near the city Nasiriyah in the province of Dhi Qar, the second came under attack and near the city of al-Diwaniyah in the province of al-Qadisiyyah and the third was attacked near the city of Samawah in the province of Muthanna.
So far, US-led coalition has failed to put an end to these attacks. Desperate to obtain information on the attacks, Washington offered a $3 million reward. However, it ended up being laughed at by Iraqis on social media.
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