U.S. strike kills militia leader in Baghdad, officials say


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By:  kavika  •  3 weeks ago  •  15 comments

U.S. strike kills militia leader in Baghdad, officials say

A U.S. military strike in Baghdad on Wednesday killed the leader of a militia group that has plotted attacks on American troops throughout the region, officials said.

The operation targeted a key figure in an Iranian-backed group, Kata’ib Hezbollah, that the Biden administration has blamed for scores of attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria since October. American positions have been hit with drones, rockets or missiles at least 168 times in that span. An   attack in Jordan   on Jan. 28 that killed three U.S. soldiers was the first time one turned deadly.

Militias organized under the Islamic Resistance in Iraq have framed their attacks on U.S. personnel as a protest of Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and American support for it.

The latest strike is certain to cause an outcry in Iraq, where the government in Baghdad has forcefully objected to the bloodshed and complained about being caught in the middle of a fight between the United States and groups armed and trained by Iran.

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Professor Principal
1  author  Kavika     3 weeks ago

The administration is not slacking off on the attacks. 

There are some that still won't be satisfied.

Drinker of the Wry
Junior Expert
1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @1    3 weeks ago

You got love the Intel and standoff precision fires that provide this capability.

Professor Principal
1.1.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    3 weeks ago

Oh yeah, amazing capability.

Professor Principal
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1.1.1    3 weeks ago

air mail, special delivery...

Professor Principal
1.1.3  author  Kavika   replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    3 weeks ago

Your local postman rings twice and more.

Robert in Ohio
Professor Guide
2  Robert in Ohio    3 weeks ago

Good intelligence and on time mission execution!  Well done!

Professor Principal
2.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Robert in Ohio @2    3 weeks ago

Agreed, Robert. Well done.

Senior Expert
3  Gsquared    3 weeks ago

Good riddance!

Professor Principal
3.1  author  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @3    3 weeks ago

For sure, G.

Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
4  Trout Giggles    3 weeks ago

What was this guy doing in Iraq?

Professor Principal
4.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @4    3 weeks ago

you mean before texturing the interior of an SUV?

Professor Principal
4.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @4    3 weeks ago

The group has a large presence in Iraq.

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @4.2    3 weeks ago

Was he an Iraqi?

Professor Principal
4.2.2  author  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @4.2.1    3 weeks ago

Kata'ib Hezbollah. 'Battalions of the Party of God')—or the Hezbollah Brigades—is a radical Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group. He could be Iraq or not.

Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.2.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @4.2.2    3 weeks ago
He could be Iraq or not.

Hopefully we'll learn more about him.


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