Fresh airstrikes in Iraq, US denied involvement

Fresh airstrikes in Iraq, US denied involvement
A US military spokesman denied any involvement with the attack. (Representational Image: ANI)
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Daily US Times, Baghdad: Fresh airstrike happened in near Baghdad killed 6 people just after 24 hours of the killing of Soleimani.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, airstrike hit a convoy of Iraqi militia, Iraqi state TV reports.

The US denied that the American-led coalition fighting in the region was responsible.

Colonel Myles Caggins III, tweeted: “FACT: The Coalition @CJTFOIR did NOT conduct airstrikes near Camp Taji (north of Baghdad) in recent days”.

The US announced it had deployed 3,000 more troops to the Middle East to tackle the escalated situation after their airstrike killed top Iran general.

President Trump ordered the airstrike. He said in a press conference at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida: “The United States military executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world, Qassem Soleimani.”

Trump said the Iranian General been plotting “imminent and sinister” attacks. ”We take comfort in knowing that his reign of terror is over”, he added.

But the US officials did not give any details about what was Soleimani’s planning.

Tensions escalated between US and Iran after the attack. Iran vowed ‘severe avenge’ and US advised all of its citizens to leave Iraq immediately.

Trump warned Iran of further retaliation saying U.S. military has Iranian targets “fully identified” for counter-retaliation.

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs also commented about the Iranian retaliation. He said, ”There is a range of possible futures here, and the ball is in the Iranian court.”