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US-led military convoy targeted in Iraq's Babil province

Iran Press TV

Sunday, 31 January 2021 4:49 PM

A US-led military coalition's logistics support convoy has been targeted in the central Iraqi province of Babil.

Qasim Al-Jabbarin group claimed responsibility for the attack that targeted the logistics convoy by an improvised explosive device on Sunday.

No casualties or damage were reported in the incident.

The attack came four days after a US military supply convoy was targeted near the Iraqi city of Samarra in the northern province of Salahuddin.

Over the past months, attacks on US convoys in the Arab country have become a regular occurrence and their intensity has been growing.

On December 31, a roadside bomb exploded in the southern province of Basra, targeting a US military coalition's logistics support convoy.

Also on December 10, two separate attacks struck convoys of trucks carrying US logistical equipment. The first occurred on a highway near Samawah. The second attack took place in the Latifiya region on the outskirts of Baghdad.

The attacks come amid rising anti-US sentiment, which has intensified since last year's assassination by the US of senior Iranian and Iraqi anti-terror commanders in Baghdad.

General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, were targeted along with their companions on January 3 last year in a terror drone strike authorized by former US president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport.

Two days after the attack, Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill that requires the government to end the presence of all foreign military forces in the country.

Currently, there are approximately 3,000 American troops in Iraq.

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