7 February 2024

U.S. Central Command announced that it had “conducted a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to the attacks on U.S. service members, killing a Kata’ib Hizbollah commander responsible for directly planning and participating in attacks on U.S. forces in the region”. An Iraqi military spokesperson asserted that “American forces has [sic] repeated irresponsibly all the actions that would undermine the established understandings and hinder the initiation of bilateral dialogue… This trajectory compels the Iraqi government more than ever to terminate the mission of this coalition”.

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