Skip to comments.U.S. wages retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq (Top Iranian Gen. killed)
Posted on 03/13/2020 7:14:24 PM PDT by Beave Meister
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier.
The U.S. strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah militants, including stores of weaponry for past attacks on U.S.-led coalition troops, the Pentagon said.
In a statement, Iraqs military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in addition to the paramilitary groups.
Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed and four wounded, police in Babel province said in a statement. Five paramilitary fighters and one policeman were also injured, they said, adding that the fate of two more policemen was unknown.
One strike hit an Iraqi civilian airport under construction in the holy Shiite Muslim city of Kerbala and killed a worker, Iraqi religious authorities said on Friday.
The U.S. military did not estimate how many people in Iraq may have been killed in the strikes, which officials said were carried out by piloted aircraft.
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>>n a statement, Iraqs military said the U.S. air strikes hit four locations in Iraq that housed formal Iraqi police and military units, in addition to the paramilitary groups<<
What, no baby food factories?
I thought we usually hit “weddings” in Iraq.
Where does the article say anything about a top Iranian general being killed?
Here’s another one, although it’s a tweet...
Mullah Fubar: “We’re going to need another Timmy!”
Kill them all, and let GOD sort them out.
>>I thought we usually hit weddings in Iraq.<<
Weddings being held at elementary schools with nuns in attendnce.
well that’s one way to boost slumping oil prices...
But... but... he liked poetry so he must have been a good guy.
Too late for iambic pentameter.....
Think you'll ever read this from Reuters: "the holy Christian city of Bethlehem"?
Kill em All and let Allah sort em out. Nancy is sad. Too bad.
The name that is being rumored for the Iranian General supposedly killed, is General Siamand Mashhadani - but that is not the name of any known Iranian General.
It may have been a code name or Nom de Guerre (an Arabic Kunya) for an Iranian officer trying to be covert.
The US has not claimed that any General was killed.
Oops, our bad.
In 1948, the religious makeup of the city was 85% Christian, mostly of the Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic denominations, and 13% Muslim. In the 1967 census taken by Israel authorities, the town of Bethlehem proper numbered 14,439 inhabitants, its 7,790 Muslim inhabitants represented 53.9% of the population, while the Christians of various denominations numbered 6,231 or 46.1%.
By 2016, the Christian population of Bethlehem had declined to only 16%.
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