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12/4/2023, 12:11 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Suspected US strike reportedly kills 5 pro-Iran fighters in Iraq

An air strike that took place in the Kirkuk province, in northern Iraq left five pro-Iran fighters dead, AFP reported citing Iraqi security sources.

According to one defense official from Baghdad, "a drone targeted a position of al-Nujaba group in the Dibis area," close to the border of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, which killed the aforementioned individuals.

Although Iraqi sources didn't specify who carried out the attack, a US military official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity, that there was a "self-defense strike ... in the vicinity of Kirkuk" against what was perceived as "an imminent threat." Meanwhile, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq said in a statement that "five martyrs" lost their lives clashing with "American occupation forces in Iraq."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / AY