US strike in Iraq kills 5 militants preparing attack | Inquirer News

US strike in Iraq kills 5 militants preparing attack

/ 06:46 AM December 04, 2023

US strike in Iraq kills 5 militants


A US air strike killed five Iraqi militants near the northern city of Kirkuk as they prepared to launch explosive projectiles at US forces in the country, three Iraqi security sources said, identifying them as members of an Iran-backed militia.

A US military official confirmed a “self-defense strike on an imminent threat” that targeted a drone staging site near Kirkuk on Sunday afternoon.


A statement by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group representing several Iraqi armed factions with close ties to Tehran, said five of its members had been killed and vowed retaliation against US forces.



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