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Airstrikes kill 6 in Hashd al-Shaabi convoy in Iraq

Strike occurred shortly after killing of top Iranian general, Hashd al-Shaabi commander in US airstrike

Hamdi Yildiz   | 04.01.2020
Airstrikes kill 6 in Hashd al-Shaabi convoy in Iraq

BAGHDAD

Six people were killed when airstrikes struck a convoy reportedly carrying commanders of Hashd al-Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Units, in northern Baghdad, local media outlets said Saturday.

The convoy was in the Taji region when it was struck, according to Al-Sumaria TV which quoted security sources.

It came shortly after U.S. airstrikes killed Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force Commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a senior commander of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi in an airstrike.

Hashd al-Shaabi dismissed the reports that the attacks killed military commanders.

Iraqi News Agency cited a statement by the Hashd al-Shaabi committee that said the airstrikes struck a health convoy.

The group did not provide specifics about the attack. 

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas


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