US Attacks Iranian Backed Terrorist Group In Iraq After US Citizen Killed

The US military has carried out a ‘defensive strike’ against an Iranian backed terror group in Iraq after a rocket attack killed one US contractor and wounding several US soldiers.

As The Daily Mail reports:

The US military has carried out ‘defensive strikes’ in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah militia group, the Pentagon said on Sunday, two days after an American civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.

The Pentagon said it targeted three locations of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militia group in Iraq and two in Syria.

The locations included weapons storage facilities and command and control locations the group had used to plan and execute attacks on coalition forces, it said.

The United States had accused the group of the 30-plus rocket attack on Friday that killed the US civilian contractor and injured four US service members and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

The strike has reportedly killed, at least, several members of the terror group. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeatedly warned Iran that its continued aggressive actions in the region could lead to dire consequences.

 

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