US CENTCOM Confirms Drone Strike Against Militia Fighters Near Kirkuk, Iraq

US CENTCOM Confirms Drone Strike Against Militia Fighters Near Kirkuk, Iraq

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The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that that a MQ-9 Reaper “engaged five militants preparing to launch a one-way attack drone… killing all five militants and destroying the drone” on December 3 near Kirkuk, Iraq.

The statement went on to add that “The United States will continue to defend U.S. and coalition personnel from attacks.”

On December 3, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella organization of Iran-backed Shia militias, confirmed the death of five of its fighters, which came as the group ramped up attacks against American forces in the region following the ceasefire lapse in Gaza.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for dozens of rocket and drone strikes against American forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17. This marks the fourth strike against militia elements by the United States.

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