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Undeterred: Iraqi Fighters Blew Up Two US Supply Convoys In Al-Diwaniyah

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Undeterred: Iraqi Fighters Blew Up Two US Supply Convoys In Al-Diwaniyah

A US soldier runs at a coalition forces forward base near West Mosul, Iraq June 21, 2017 (photo credit: REUTERS)

On February 27, Iraqi fighters attacked two convoys transporting supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition in southern Iraq.

Both convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices as they were passing near the city of al-Diwaniyah. Iraqi security sources acknowledged that at least one of the attacks resulted in material losses.

These were the 29th and 30th supply convoys of the US-led coalition to be attacked in Iraq in the last two months. Two other convoys were attacked a few days ago.

The two new attacks came a day after US strikes on Iraqi forces in Syria. The strikes, which claimed the life of a Kata’ib Hezbollah fighter, were a response to the to February 15 Erbil rocket attacks. The attacks killed a civilian contractor and injured eight others including an American service member.

The US promoted the recent strikes on Syria as a mean to deter pro-Iranian groups in Iraq. However, today’s attacks in al-Diwaniyah show that this tactic has failed.

Pro-Iranian groups in Iraq vowed to expel US forces from the country following the assassination of the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.

The recent US strikes on Syria will not stop pro-Iranian forces in Iraq. Most likely, the strikes will provoke more actions from these forces.

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