Four US Supply Convoys Attacked In Iraq Following Ain Assad Rocket Strike

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Four US Supply Convoys Attacked In Iraq Following Ain Assad Rocket Strike

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On March 3, four convoys carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in central and southern Iraq, according to Sabereen News.

The Telegram channel reported the attacks as it follows:

  • The first convoy was targeted in the district of Abu Ghraib, west of the capital, Baghdad;
  • The second convoy was targeted in the district of Yusufiya, south of Baghdad;
  • The third convoy was targeted in the southern province of al-Diwaniyah;
  • The fourth convoy was targeted in the city of Samawah in the southern province of al- Muthanna.

All four convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices. The attacks didn’t result in any casualties. However, material losses were reported.

The attacks took place a few hours after a rocket strike on Ain Assad Air Base in wester Iraq. An American contractor died during the attack, allegedly from a “heart attack.”

Iranian-allied armed groups were likely behind the recent attacks. Last year, many groups in Iraq vowed to expel US troops from the country after 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 US appears to be determined to keep its forces in Iraq. At the same time, Washington and its allies have failed to put an end to the attacks on their troops there, so far.

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