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Roadside bomb hits US-led coalition convoy south of Iraq's capital

Iran Press TV

Thursday, 11 February 2021 3:32 PM

A roadside bomb explosion has hit a convoy of trucks carrying equipment belonging to the US-led military coalition south of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The blast took place Thursday afternoon when the convoy was moving along a highway in the town of Latifiya, situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Baghdad, the Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network, reported, citing an unnamed security source.

The report added that the blast did not cause any casualties.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, which is the latest in a series of explosions that have targeted US occupation forces over the past few months amid growing anti-American sentiments in Iraq.

On Wednesday, a roadside bomb exploded in the al-Youssoufia neighborhood of southern Baghdad, targeting a US-led coalition's logistics convoy. The blast damaged a vehicle, but left no injuries.

An explosion occurred two days earlier in the southern city of al-Diwaniyah when a roadside bomb went off near a vehicle belonging to the US-led military coalition. The attack apparently did not cause any casualties.

Anti-US sentiments have been running high in Iraq since the assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Units, along with their companions in a US assassination drone airstrike authorized by former US president Donald Trump near Baghdad International Airport on January 3 last year.

Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill two days later, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign military forces led by the United States from the country.

Currently, there are approximately 2,500 American troops in Iraq.

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