One dead, 24 wounded in US strikes against pro-Iran group in Iraq

At least one member of a pro-Iran faction was killed and 24 were wounded in US strikes on three sites in Iraq used by pro-Iranian group Kataeb Hezbollah, Iraqi security sources report.

An interior ministry official says the strikes targeted a Hashed al-Shaabi site in the central city of Hilla, capital of Babylon province.

One person was killed and 20 wounded, while four others were wounded in a second strike in the southern province of Wassit.

The strikes were carried out in response to a drone attack on US forces in which three soldiers were injured, one critically.

Hashed al-Shaabi, or the Popular Mobilization Forces, is an umbrella group of largely Iran-backed forces allied with Iraq’s military.

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