U.S. drone kills five militants in Iraq – CENTCOM

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – On Monday, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced the killing of five militants in Iraq in a drone attack conducted within the framework of self-defense. The attack took place a day earlier after notifying Iraqi forces.

On Sunday, media outlets in Iraq and Iraqi officials reported that a U.S. strike killed five Iran-backed militants in northern Kirkuk, Iraq.

Iran-backed militias have claimed responsibility for over 70 attacks against U.S. bases in Syria and Iraq since the onset of the Israel-Hamas conflict on Oct. 7.

CENTCOM said in a statement that US-led Coalition forces attacked five militants preparing to mount a one-way attack drone.

Coalition forces “responded in self-defense with an armed U.S. unmanned aerial system, killing all five militants and destroying the drone.”

The statement added that the Iraqi Security Forces were notified of the attack “and responded to the location, where they confirmed the death of the militants and the destruction of the drone.”

By Farzand Hussein