Pro-Iranian forces attacked five convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition in different parts of Iraq in less than 48 hours.
Late on November 27, two supply convoys were targeted in the southern province of Dhi Qar and the central province of Babylon. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – ‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for both attacks.
On November 28, three supply convoys were attacked in the southern provinces of al-Qadisiyyah and al-Muthanna as well as in Babylon.
‘Ashab al-Kahf claimed responsibility for the attacks in al-Qadisiyyah and Babylon while the attack in al-Muthanna was claimed by another pro-Iranian group, the al-Muhandis Revenge Brigade.
The newly-formed group is named after deputy commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who was killed in a US drone strike along with Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani on 3 January 2020.
All five supply convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices, the weapon of choice for pro-Iranian forces in Iraq.
Earlier this month, pro-Iranian forces issued a final warning for the US. Pro-Iranian forces called on Washington to withdrew all of its troops from Iraq before the end of December 31, promising a heated battle if their demand was not fulfilled.
Pro-Iranian forces may be preparing to start a full-on insurgency against US troops in Iraq with the beginning of next year.