On Wednesday evening, US Central Command announced that it had carried out a strike in the capital, Baghdad, that resulted in the killing of the commander of the Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq.
Its statement stated, “At 9:30 p.m. on February 7, US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces launched a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to attacks on US service members, killing the Kataib Hezbollah commander responsible for direct planning.” And participating in attacks on American forces in the region,” the statement said.
He noted that “there are no indications of collateral damage or casualties among civilians at this time.”
The statement stressed that “the United States will continue to take the necessary measures to protect our people.”
The US Army Central Command stressed that it “will not hesitate to hold accountable all those who threaten the safety of our forces.”
A wheel was targeted, likely by a drone, in the Al-Mashtal area, east of the capital, Baghdad, on Wednesday evening, resulting in the killing of 3 people, including a leader in the Hezbollah Brigades.
For its part, the Joint Operations Command announced that a specialized technical team from the security services had begun investigating an incident targeting a civilian vehicle within the Al-Mashtal area, east of the capital, Baghdad, noting that “this targeting led to the burning of the vehicle and the martyrdom of those inside it, and the investigation is still ongoing to determine the means and source of the targeting.” .
The Popular Mobilization Forces merely mourned the martyrdom of Abu Baqir al-Saadi.