Strike kills five pro-Iran militants in Iraq: Security sources

Strike kills five pro-Iran militants in Iraq: Security sources
# 04 December 2023 02:45 (UTC +04:00)

An airstrike in northern Iraq killed at least five pro-Iranian militants on Sunday, Iraqi security sources said, APA reports citing Al Arabiya.

The raid targeted a site used by an armed group affiliated with Hashed al-Shaabi, a coalition of former paramilitary forces integrated into Iraq’s regular military, a senior security official in Kirkuk province said, without saying who launched it.

A defense official in Baghdad said “a drone targeted a position of al-Nujaba group in the Dibis area” near the border of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region.

The strike resulted in “five dead and five wounded,” the official said.

A US military official speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed a “self-defense strike” was carried out in northern Iraq against a drone launch site “in the vicinity of Kirkuk” against “an imminent threat.”

ent is committed “to ensuring the safety of the international coalition advisers present in Iraq.”

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