On January 9, three logistic supply convoys of the US-led coalition came under attack in Iraq’s central and southern regions.
The first coalition convoy was targeted with an improvised explosive device (IED) in the central city of Hilla. No human losses were reported as a result of the attack.
The Sabereen News, a Telegram channel with links to Shiite armed groups, said a faction dubbed the “International Resistance” claimed responsibility for the attack. The faction was also behind an attack on a coalition supply convoy in the city of Samarra on January 4.
The second and third convoys were attacked in the southern Iraqi city of al-Nasiriyah. Both convoys were targeted with IEDs. The attacks didn’t result in any human losses.
Another attack was reportedly foiled by security forces on January 10. An Iraqi security source told the al-Ain News TV that an IED, which was planted on the al-Muthanna-Dhi Qar highway to target a supply convoy of the US-led coalition, was removed.
- On January 9, a logistical convoy of the U.S military was targeted by an IED attack in Hillah area.
- On January 9, two logistical convoys of the U.S military was targeted by an IED attack in the Nasiriyah area.
- The US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, Faleh al-Fayyad.
- On January 9, 3 ISIS fighters were arrested in the Samarra area, according to the Interior Ministry Intelligence.
- On January 9, a new antigovernment protest erupted in Nasiriyah city. Five people were arrested and two were killed in the protests.
The unrest in Iraq today is a direct result of the assassination of Iran’s Quds Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units more than a year ago. US troops and the diplomatic mission in the country are under a permanent threat.
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