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A US drone strike killed a high-ranking commander of the Kataib Hezbollah militia in Baghdad. The strike targeted a car in the Mashtal neighborhood, and the US military claims the commander was responsible for planning and participating in attacks on American troops.
A U.S. drone strike blew up a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing a high-ranking commander of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia who is responsible for directly planning and participating in attacks on American troops in the region, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
The strike comes amid already tense relations between the US and Iraq, and is likely to further anger Iraqi government leaders who were not notified in advance.
It comes just days after the U.S. military launched an air assault on dozens of sites in Iraq and Syria used by Iranian-backed militias and the Irania.