On May 15 morning, three convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in southern Iraq.
The first supply convoy was attacked while passing on the international highway in the province of al-Qadisiyyah, the second convoy was targeted near the capital of al-Muthanna province while the third one came under attack in the outskirts of the city of al-Diwaniyah in al-Qadisiyyah.
The three convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices. No casualties were reported as a result of the attacks.
A group calling itself al-Sabiqoun claimed responsibility for the three attacks. In a statement, the pro-Iranian group vowed to intensify its operations against the US-led coalition.
“We are moving forward in this direction, and our operations will be more painful to all the interests of the brutal occupier,” the statement reads.
Al-Sabiqoun is one of several pro-Iranian groups that emerged in Iraq following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassim Soleimani more than two years ago.
Pro-Iranian groups have targeted more than a hundred supply convoys of the US-led coalition since the beginning of the year.
Despite these attacks, the US appears to be determined to keep its forces in Iraq for the long term. Washington has been taking advantage of the power struggle within Iraq, which left some politicians in need of its support, to further its agenda in the country.
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