25 December 2023

The White House confirmed that “in northern Iraq, U.S. military personnel were targeted by a one-way attack drone. The attack wounded three U.S. service-members, one critically… The President directed strikes against three locations utilised by Kata’ib Hizbollah and affiliated groups focused specifically on unmanned aerial drone activities”. The Iraqi prime minister’s office condemned what it described as “an unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty”, reporting that “Iraqi military sites were targeted by the American side”, killing a service member and wounding eighteen individuals, including civilians.

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