The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf (AK) has claimed responsibility for a recent attack on a convoy of the U.S.-led coalition in the central Iraqi province of Saladin.
The attack took place in the district of Awja, more than 160 km to the north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on September 23. The convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device.
In an official statement, AK said the convoy was carrying equipment for British forces. According to the group’s claims, three military vehicles and a truck were damaged in the attack.
Meanwhile, a new Iraqi Shiite group calling itself “Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin” [The Breaker of Titans Company] claimed responsibility for other attacks on U.S.-led coalition convoy.
The newly-formed group claimed in an official statement that its cells targeted on September 23 two convoys of the U.S.-led coalition in the city of Hillah in Babylon province and in the district of Abu Ghraib in Baghdad.
Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin vowed in its statement that it will continue to carry out attacks until U.S. forces are expelled from Iraq.
The recent attacks on the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq are a response to the January 3 U.S. drone strike on Baghdad International Airport 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.
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