USCENTCOM strike targets Kata’ib Hezbollah commander in Iraq
BAGHDAD, February 8 — The United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) has announced a unilateral strike in Iraq, which resulted in the death of a senior leader from Kata’ib Hezbollah, a group linked to numerous attacks on U.S. service members in the region. The following is the CENTCOM statement:
USCENTCOM Conducts Strike Killing Kata’ib Hezbollah Senior Leader
At 9:30 p.m. February 7, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted a unilateral strike in Iraq in response to the attacks on U.S. service members, killing a Kata’ib Hezbollah commander responsible for directly planning and participating in attacks on U.S. forces in the region. There are no indications of collateral damage or civilian casualties at this time. The United States will continue to take necessary action to protect our people. We will not hesitate to hold responsible all those who threaten our forces’ safety.