The US Central Command (Centcom) confirmed on Wednesday that US forces launched a raid in Iraq that killed a leader in the Hezbollah Brigades, who was responsible for launching attacks against US forces.
“Centcom” said – in a statement on the “X” platform – “At 9:30 pm on February 7, US Central Command (Centcom) forces launched a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to attacks on American service members, resulting in The commander of the Hezbollah Brigades, responsible for direct planning and participation in attacks on American forces in the region, was killed.
She added, “There are no indications of collateral damage or casualties among civilians at this time.”
The statement – which was broadcast by the American Al-Hurra channel this evening – stressed that the United States will continue to take the necessary measures “to protect our people. We will not hesitate to hold responsible anyone who threatens the safety of our forces.”
Iraq announced – a short while ago – the launch of an investigation into an incident targeting a civilian car, within the Al-Mashtal area, east of the capital, Baghdad.
The Security Media Cell of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated – in a statement broadcast by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) – that a specialized technical team from the security services began investigating an incident targeting a civilian vehicle within the Al-Mashtal area, east of the capital, Baghdad, at 21:35 (local time). He added that the accident led to the burning of the car and the death of those inside it.
In this context, a statement by the Popular Mobilization Forces stated that Abu Baqir al-Saadi was killed as a result of this incident.
The Iraqi News Agency “NINA” reported – citing unnamed security sources – that a drone bombed, this evening, a car carrying civilian people in the “Al-Mashtal” area, east of the capital, Baghdad. It indicated that another bombing targeted stores of military equipment and missiles in the Al-Obaidi area, east of Baghdad.