Fresh airstrike reportedly hits Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

Fresh airstrike reportedly hits Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

- The medical convoy of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) has been reportedly hit with another airstrike, killing and wounding several people

- This is coming barely 24 hours after the PMF's deputy leader and top Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in am airstrike carried out by the US

- Iraqi military and the US-led coalition have, however, denied the latest airstrike on the PMF's medical convoy

A report by CNN states that another airstrike has been carried out in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, killing and wounding several people in the early hours of Saturday, January 4.

The American news media reports that Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) said the fresh airstrike targetted a convoy of the medical units of the group. gathers that the PMF is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organisation which consists 40 militias that are mostly Shia Muslim groups.

"The initial report indicates that the strike targeted a convoy belonging to the medical units for the Popular Mobilisation Forces near Taji Stadium in Baghdad," the PMF said in a statement.

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Fresh airstrike reportedly hits Iraq’s capital, Baghdad
Major General Qassem Soleimani, left, killed in the US airstrike
Source: UGC

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Note that the reported airstrike is coming 24 hours after the United States claimed responsibility for the airstrike that killed Major General Qassem Soleimani, the deputy leader of PMF.

President Donald Trump justified the Friday, January 3, airstrike that killed Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport, saying the Iranian general had killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time.

Trump also claimed the slain general was planning to kill more Americans before he was neutralised by the airstrike.

However, Aljazeera reports that the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition have denied the report that another airstrike had taken place on a medical convoy of the PMF.

The news media also reports that Iraq's state television said the attacked claimed ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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