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New 'US strike' on pro-Iran convoy In Iraq, 6 dead

Jan 04, 2020 08:50 IST

A fresh air strike hit pro-Iran fighters in Iraq early Saturday, as fears grew of a proxy war erupting between Washington and Tehran. This a day after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. The fresh strike targeted a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network whose Shiite-majority factions have close ties to Iran, the group said in a statement. The strike on the convoy came hours ahead of a planned a mourning march for Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary heavyweight Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in a precision drone strike by the US in Baghdad on Friday. The US didn't conform the reported strike.