On March 13, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf attacked a convoy carrying armored vehicles for the US-led coalition in southern Iraq.
The group said that the US convoy was targeted with a number of improvised explosive devices as it was passing near the city of Diwaniyah in the al-Qadisiyyah province. Iraqi sources claimed that a number of armored vehicles loaded on trucks were damaged.
A video of the attack was released by ‘Ashab al-Kahf. The short video shows at least two explosions hitting the supply convoy’s trucks.
‘Ashab al-Kahf is one of several pro-Iranian groups which emerged in Iraq last year following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, and Iranian Quds Force Leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.
Earlier this week, a group calling itself the International Resistance attacked a supply convoy of the US-led coalition in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar.
The recent wave of attacks on the US-led coalition is meant to pressure Washington to withdraw its forces from Iraq. While this seems plausible, it will not likely happen any time soon. The US is in fact expanding its presence in the country.
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