US strikes ‘Iranian-backed’ militia targets in Iraq

The strikes were in response to KH's recent attacks, including the attack on al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq on January 20.

Washington: US forces have conducted strikes against facilities used by an “Iranian-backed” militia group in Iraq, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) has said.

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CENTCOM said in a post on X that the strikes were carried out at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday Iraq time, targeting three facilities used by the Kataib Hezbollah (KH) militia group and other Iran-affiliated groups in Iraq.

The strikes were in response to KH’s recent attacks, including the attack on al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq on January 20, CENTCOM was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying.

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“These strikes targeted KH headquarters, storage, and training locations for rocket, missile, and one-way attack (unmanned aerial vehicle) capabilities,” the command said.

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