On July 11, a convoy for US troops in Iraq was attacked by unidentified militants during the night while traveling on the Samawah-Diwaniya highway in southern Iraq.
|The convoy for the American army was attacked overnight.|
A logistics convoy operated by an Iraqi contractor carrying supplies from Basra to the US base was unexpectedly attacked by a group of subjects.
The videos and images appearing on the internet showed the intense fire burning 3 vehicles in a convoy of 4 American supplies. At least three vehicles, including one Humvee armored vehicle and two tankers, were completely burned after 10 minutes of fire. Fortunately, at the time of the attack, there was no oil inside the tanker.
|The rebel group pulled the Iraqi driver out of the car before setting fire.|
According to a security source, rebels in the pickup trucks approached the convoy, forcing the supply vehicles to stop, pulling the driver out of the vehicles and setting the vehicle on fire. All drivers are Iraqi citizens.
The security source said the rebels then left, with no casualties reported in the attack.
|An unknown group of rebels attacked the convoy for the US army.|
No group has claimed responsibility for the incident, similar to the small rocket attacks on the Green Zone in Baghdad that target the US Embassy area.
Remarkably in this incident, the rebel group ordered all Iraqi drivers to get off and set fire to the vehicle. The actions of the strange rebel group make it clear that they are aiming to destroy assets related to the US military in the country rather than the ability to attack terrorists.
The US military maintains its military forces in Iraq as an attempt to ensure the country’s security against terrorism. But the U.S. presence here is increasingly being opposed, especially after the US assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani while on a visit to a legitimate paramilitary force in Iraq in January this year.
The assassination of Major General Iran in Iraq has ignited internal conflicts in the country, requiring the United States to withdraw its military forces from here. Meanwhile, American forces in the country have been subjected to unrelenting attacks by Iranian militant groups they consider to be backed by Iran in retaliatory attacks in retaliation for the assassination of General. Soleimani.
In a statement on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump warned Iran would “pay dearly” if Iran or its allies attacked US forces stationed in Iraq.
US intelligence also said that Iran or its proxies are planning to sneak US troops and weapons in Iraq.
Iran has strongly denied the allegations of lack of evidence. In the early hours of January 8, Iran fired missiles at US bases in Iraq, which Tehran called revenge for the killing of General Soleimani.
Before the tense situation in the Middle East, on March 11, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution to prevent President Trump from invading Iran. This resolution will prevent any US military action against Iran without a vote from Congress.
|US Marines withdrew from Al-Taqaddum in Iraq. (Photo: US Marines)|
A few months ago, the US military withdrew a part of the military stationed at Iraqi Army bases on the grounds that it had completed its mission to support Iraq’s military capacity.
Joint Task Force spokesman – US settlement success action (CJTF – OIR), General Vincent Barker said, Iraqi security forces “have proven their ability in the fight against IS”. , so they no longer need American troops here.