Explosions hit US coalition supply convoys in Iraq

Explosions hit US coalition supply convoys in Iraq


Baghdad: At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on Monday evening near the southern border with Kuwait and the second on Tuesday north of Baghdad.

The explosion caused no casualties, but caused some material damage. It is the latest of such incidents in recent weeks. The military said Sunday’s attack in southern Iraq hit a convoy delivering supplies to the coalition forces.

Thousands of American troops are still stationed in Iraq, leading a coalition whose mission is to fight against Sunni Muslim Islamic State radicals.

These forces are also targets of Shia militias supported by Iran. The United States blamed it on regularly launching rocket attacks on the base of the joint camp and accused the United States of other targets in Washington, including the Baghdad Embassy.

The militia vowed to avenge the death of paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad in January along with Iranian military planner Qassem Soleimani . The political forces allied with the militia require that all foreign troops be withdrawn from Iraq.

They also oppose Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the prime minister of Iraq who took office in May. He is seen as friendly to the United States and challenged the strength of armed groups allied with Iran in Iraq.

Kadimi is working hard to fulfill its promises to ensure that Iraq will not become a battleground for power and resource struggles among foreign countries including the United States, Iran and other regional powers.

In another incident by the Iraqi military in northeastern Iraq on Tuesday, a Turkish airstrike-part of Ankara’s latest campaign against Kurdish separatist militants in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq-killed three members of the Iraqi border guards. statement.

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