An airstrike has reportedly targeted a convoy of the Iranian-led Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) in the vicinity of Taji, just north of Baghdad, killing at least five militants and wounding three.
A PMF spokesman acknowledged that a convoy belonging to the militia’s medical unit was struck, but denied that any senior leaders of the paramilitary group were killed in the attack.
No entity has yet claimed responsibility for the operation. The Associated Press quoted an anonymous U.S. government official, who stated that the airstrike was not carried out by the American military. An anonymous source cannot be verified, but if true, could mean the strike may have been carried out by Israel. The Israeli Air Force conducted at least eight airstrikes on PMU targets in Iraq over a three month period in 2019.
This deadly airstrike comes just 24 hours after the US killed the Iranian Islamic Republican Guard’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, as well as multiple high-ranking PMU commanders, in a precision airstrike on or near Baghdad International Airport.Military Wallet