Thursday 8 February 2024

U.S. Drone Strike Smokes Multiple Iranian-Backed Terrorist Leaders: Reports

 A U.S. drone strike killed multiple Iranian-backed terrorist leaders on Wednesday night in Baghdad, Iraq, according to initial reports.

The strike comes after the Biden administration was widely criticized last week for repeatedly telegraphing its plans to hit certain targets in Iraq and Syria in response to Iranian-backed terrorists killing three U.S. soldiers and wounding dozens more in a suicide drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan.

“U.S. drone struck [an] SUV driving through Baghdad with a hellfire missile killing three in the car,” said Hussain Abdul-Hussain, Research Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD). “Of them, two leaders from the Iran loyalist Iraq militia Kataeb Hezbollah (Abu Baqer Al-Saidi and Arkan Al-Aliyawi).”

“At least one is believed to be responsible for the militia’s operations in Syria, from where the militia launched an explosive drone that hit a U.S. base in Jordan and killed three U.S. troops,” Abdul-Hussain added. “America’s long arm of justice.”

A source told Agence France Presse (AFP) that a drone “fired three rockets at a 4X4 car”.

A U.S. official confirmed to VOA News that the U.S. was behind the strike on the high-value target.


Local Arabic-speaking media said that the third person killed in the vehicle was Abu Tahseen Al-Hamidawi from the Al-Nujaba Movement, another terrorist group backed by Iran.

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