On August 19, Iraqi security forces uncovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) which were prepared to target convoys moving logistic supplies for the US-led coalition.
The first IED was planted on a highway in the district of Sommer in the southern province of al-Diwaniyah, while the second was planted on near al-Sufr bridge along the main highway in the central province of Babylon. Both IEDs were safely disentitled.
Desperate to stop attacks on US-led coalition supply convoys, the Iraqi Security Media Cell called on civilians to report any suspicious device they may find on key roads to the Federal Intelligence and Investigations Agency, promising full secrecy.
So far this week, at least twelve supply convoys of the US-led coalition have come under attack in different parts of Iraq.
- On August 16, three supply convoys were attacked, two near Baghdad and one in Dhi Qar.
- On August 17, seven supply convoys were attacked in Dhi Qar, Saladin, al-Diwaniyah, Babylon, al-Muthanna, Baghdad and al-Anbar.
- On August 18, a supply convoy was attacked in al-Diwaniyah.
- On August 19, a supply convoy was attacked in Saladin.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf and Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin claimed responsibility for most of the attacks. Both groups are supportive of Iran.
The attacks on US-led coalition supply convoys in Iraq will not likely stop until Washington set a real plan to pull its troops out from the country.
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