The Pentagon has reported that United States has carried out attacks on the Shia armed group, Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria. The attack took place on Sunday killing at least 25 fighters.
However, Washington said that it targeted the Iran-linked group in western Iraq and eastern Syria. And that the attack was in response to the killing of a US civilian contractor two days prior.
Meanwhile, Iraqi security and militia sources said that not less than 55 fighters were wounded in the air attacks. While one of the raids had targeted the group’s headquarters near Western al-Qaim district.https://www.reportngr.com/2019/12/30/29-officers-sentenced-to-death-for-killing-a-protester/
The district is located at the border with Syria.
Regrettably, US-Iran tensions have been rising since Washington pulled out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran last year. And began reimposing crippling sanctions.
However, the Chief Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement the targets included weapons storage facilities. And command locations used to plan and execute attacks.
Jonathan added that there were three attacks in Iraq and two in Syria.
Nevertheless, the attack has further fuelled tensions between Washington and Tehran, who are traditional rivals.
A powerful pro-Iran faction in Iraq, Asaib Ahl al-Haq whose leaders were recently hit with US sanctions called for the US to withdraw from the country.
While Lebanon’s powerful Shia group Hezbollah condemned the United States for attacking groups that helped it defeat ISIL.
More reactions have been coming from many countries.