NEW IRAQI GROUP SHARES FOOTAGE OF ATTACK ON US CONVOY, TAKES CREDIT FOR ATTACK ON AIN ASSAD BASE

On March 17, an new Iraqi armed group calling itself the Khyber Brigade claimed responsibility for the recent rocket attack on Ain Assad Air Base in western Iraq.

A barrage of rockets fired from an improvised launcher struck the base on March 3. An American contractor died during the attack, allegedly from a “heart attack.” Iranian-made Arash-4 rockets were allegedly used in the attack.

The Khyber Brigade released a video of the rocket attack on Ain Assad Air Base. The video also included footage from an attack with an improvised explosive device that targeted a convoy transporting supplies for the US-led coalition on the Yusufiya highway near the capital Baghdad on February 8.

The Khyber Brigade is only one of pro-Iranian armed groups which emerged in Iraq following the assassination of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units, and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani.

New Iraqi Group Shares Footage Of Attack On US Convoy, Takes Credit For Attack On Ain Assad Base

US troops in Iraq are being attacked on a regular basis. On March 18, two supply convoys of the US-led coalition came under attack in the western province of al-Anbar and in the southern province of Qādisiyyah.

These attacks are meant to expel US forces from Iraq. However, Washington does not appear to be willing to leave the war-torn country anytime soon.

Via https://southfront.org/new-iraqi-group-shares-footage-of-attack-on-us-convoy-takes-credit-for-attack-on-ain-assad-base/