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Iraq condemns 'irresponsible' US air strikes on Iran-backed groups

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2024
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Middle East, Iraq, Iran, Air Strikes
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The Iraqi government has strongly condemned US strikes which targeted sites used by Iranian-backed groups in Iraq on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said they "blatantly" violated his country's sovereignty.

The US said its "proportionate" attacks had targeted "Iran-affiliated groups".

The paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) said the "treacherous" US action killed one of their fighters.

The PMF, which is dominated by Iran-backed Shia Muslim militias, said a number of other fighters were injured in strikes on their bases in al-Qaim, a town on the...

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