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Explosion targets a convoy of the Global Coalition in southern Iraq

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A blast from a roadside bomb reportedly hit a convoy of the US-led Global coalition in southern Iraq, earlier today, Sunday, Shafag news reports.

A source told Shafaq News agency that the explosion targeted a supply convoy of the Coalition inside the territory of al-Diwaniyah.

The attack resulted in no human casualties and the convoy resumed its march toward its destination, according to the source.

Observers believe that Iran-backed Iraqi factions orchestrate these nearly daily attacks against the convoys of the US-led Coalition in Iraq. The frequency of the attacks increased drastically since the assassination of the Commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the Deputy Head of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) Commission, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Baghdad in January 2020.

On December 9, the Iraqi government announced that U.S. troops had ended their combat mission. In reality, U.S. troops in Iraq made the transition to a training mission in July 2020, and thousands of U.S. troops will remain in both Iraq and Syria in this advisory role. The announcement was meant to ease pressure on the Iraqi government by Iranian-backed groups.

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