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MARCH 2021

Shiite Fighters Attacked Another U.S.-led Coalition Convoy In Iraq


On September 30, a convoy transporting equipment for the U.S.-led coalition in the central Iraqi province of Babylon came under attack.

In an official statement, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that an improvised explosive device (IED) had struck the convoy, when it was moving between the bridges 15 and 16 in Hillah to the south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell claimed that the Iraqis from a local transport company were driving the convoy’s trucks. None of them were injured.

Shiite Fighters Attacked Another U.S.-led Coalition Convoy In Iraq

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While the Iraqi Security Cell didn’t report any losses, the Sabereen News, a Telegram Channel that’s known to be close to Shiite armed groups, claimed that the entire convoy was damaged as a resale of the attack.

According to Sabereen News, the newly-founded Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin, a pro-Iranian group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin is one of Shiite armed groups that vowed to expel U.S. forces from Iraq in response to the assassination of Quds Force Commander, Qassim Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, earlier this year.




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