US Supply Convoy Targeted In Southern Iraq Few Hours After Another Attack Failed (Photos)
On June 3, a convoy carrying supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack near the city of Nasiriyah in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar.
The Sabereen News, a Telegram channel known to be close to Iranian-backed forces in Iraq, said that the convoy was moving 17 container filled with supplies and equipment to US troops in Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar. The convoy’s trucks were all damaged as a result of the attack.
According to Sabereen News, the convoy was targeted with two explosively formed penetrator (EFP) improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
A few hours before the attack, Iraqi security forces uncovered five IEDs on roads usually used by the US-led coalition to the west of Nasiriyah city.
“The IEDs were prepared to target companies cooperating with the anti-ISIS international coalition forces led by the US,” an Iraqi security source told the Shafaq News outlet.
Security forces blew up three of the IEDs, which were also of the EFP type according to the photos released by the al-Hashid Media Network.#gallery-1 margin: auto; #gallery-1 .gallery-item float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; #gallery-1 img border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; #gallery-1 .gallery-caption margin-left: 0; /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */
Iranian-backed forces in Iraq have been carrying out attacks on US supply convoys, troops and diplomats for over a year now.
These attacks are meant to be a response to the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, and Commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Qassim Soleimani.
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