US Airstrike Targets Iran-Backed Militants in Iraq: Five Killed
In a recent development, a US airstrike near the northern city of Kirkuk in Iraq resulted in the death of five Iraqi militants. The strike targeted members of an Iran-backed militia who were reportedly preparing to launch explosive projectiles at US forces in the region. The attack was confirmed by a US military official, who described it as a "self-defense strike on an imminent threat" and specified that it targeted a drone staging site.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group representing various Iraqi armed factions with close ties to Tehran, acknowledged the loss of five of its members in the strike. In response, the group vowed retaliation against US forces and claimed responsibility for several attacks against them throughout the day.
This incident adds to the escalating tension in the region, with Iraqi armed groups claiming over 70 attacks against US forces since October 17. The attacks are attributed to opposition against Washington's support for Israel during its bombardment of Gaza. While the attacks temporarily paused during the Israel-Hamas cease-fire, they have since resumed.
arlier on the same day, US and international forces faced multiple rocket attacks at the Rumalyn Landing Zone in northeastern Syria. Fortunately, there were no reported casualties or damage to infrastructure.
The United States currently maintains 900 troops in Syria and 2,500 in Iraq, with a mission to advise and assist local forces in preventing the resurgence of Daesh. This deployment follows the group's capture of large territories in both countries in 2014, which were later reclaimed in subsequent operations. The situation remains tense, with ongoing attacks and countermeasures shaping the complex dynamics in the region.
Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in Gulf of Oman Amid Escalating Tensions
Iran has taken control of an oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman, and reports from Tasnim News Agency suggest that the vessel is being transferred to an Iranian port. This move comes in retaliation for the United States confiscating the same tanker and its oil last year, as per a statement from the Iranian Navy and an order from an Iranian court.The tanker, previously named St Nicholas and carrying oil in the Oman Sea, was seized as a response to what Iran claims was the...
Iran Unveiled First Hypersonic Missile
The middle east country,Iran has unveiled its first-ever hypersonic missile, Fattah, which it says can penetrate missile defence systems and will give it a military edge.State media on Tuesday published images of an unveiling ceremony, attended by President Ebrahim Raisi and senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with the domestically made black missile visible.State media said the missile can move at a speed of up to Mach 15 (5,145 metre...
Man Executed In Iran For Drinking Alcohol
The Iran's Human Rights Organization (IHR) has announced on Thursday, July 9, that Iranian authorities have executed a prisoner in Mashhad Central Prison for "drinking alcohol."The Norway-based IHR confirmed that the man was hanged earlyon Thursday, without giving his name. Some Iranian activities on social media said his name was Morteza Jamali and he had two children."My client was arrested and convicted of drinking alcohol for the sixth time. Of course, there wa...
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