On August 5, two convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in different parts of Iraq.
The first convoy was attacked in the southern province of al-Diwaniyah, while the second came under attack in the central province of Babylon. The two convoys were reportedly targeted with explosive devices.
Pro-Iranian Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin [The Breaker of Titans Company] claimed responsibility for both attacks. Photos of the attacks were released.
These were the seventh and eight attacks by the newly-founded group in the last ten days. On August 4, the group attacked a supply convoy of the US-led coalition in the southern province of Dhi Qar. On July 30, the group targeted a convoy in Babylon. On July 29, the group attacked four convoys in Dhi Qar, al-Diwaniyah and Babylon.
The recent attacks on US-led coalition bases and supply convoys in Iraq were meant as a response to the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
Pro-Iranian forces in Iraq will not likely cease their attacks until the US lays out a full plan to pull its troops from the country. Washington does not appear to be willing to take such a step, at least as for now.
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