Roadside Bombs Target Four US Convoys in Iraq

Published May 23rd, 2021 - 12:15 GMT
Four more US logistics convoys targeted by roadside bombs in Iraq
US logistics convoys. (AFP/ File Photo)
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roadside bomb target US convoys in Iraq.

Four logistics convoys belonging to the US-led coalition in Iraq have been targeted in separate roadside bomb attacks in the country's south and center, according to local media sources.

On Sunday, Iraq's Sabereen News said that one of the attacks took place on Samawah-Baghdad road in the southern province of Muthanna, and the other in Diwaniyah Province.

The third blast took place on a road in the city of Hillah in Iraq’s central province of Babil.

Meanwhile, another logistics convoy was struck by an explosive device in the city of Nasiriyah in the Dhi Qar province, southern Iraq.

 

The blasts reportedly did not cause any casualties and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Over the past few months, similar explosions have targeted US occupation forces in Iraq amid rising anti-US sentiment there and increasing calls from Iraqi resistance groups for the withdrawal of US troops from the Arab country as per a parliamentary resolution last year. 

Iraqi lawmakers approved a bill on January 5, 2020, which requires the Baghdad government to end the presence of all foreign military forces in the country.

The decision came two days after top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi trenchmate Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were assassinated near Baghdad airport in a US drone strike authorized by former president Donald Trump.

An estimated 2,500 American troops are currently stationed in Iraq.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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