US Airstrike Kills Iran-Backed Militia Leader In Iraq: Pentagon



The United States has carried out an airstrike in Iraq, targeting a senior commander of an Iranian-aligned militant group. The strike was in response to a deadly drone attack on a U.S. base, allegedly orchestrated by the militia.

What Happened: The Pentagon confirmed that the U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Iraq, eliminating a commander of the Kataib Hezbollah, a militia group with alleged ties to Iran. The commander was held responsible for orchestrating and participating in attacks on American forces in the region, reported The Wall Street Journal.

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This strike was a direct response to a drone attack on a U.S. base near the Syrian border, which resulted in the deaths of three American soldiers. The U.S. government holds Kataib Hezbollah …

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