Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah says Syria rocket attacks mark resumption of attacks on US forces

BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah says Iraqi armed groups had decided to resume attacks on US forces in the country after seeing little progress on talks to achieve the exit of American troops during a visit by the Iraqi prime minister to Washington.

“What happened a short while ago is the beginning,” the group says in an apparent reference to an attack late last night with multiple rockets from northern Iraq on a base housing US forces in Syria.

Founded in the aftermath of the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, Kataeb Hezbollah is one of the elite Iraqi armed factions closest to Iran.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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