A Daesh attack in Iraq; U.S. offers reward for Hezbollah commander
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on April 11 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
3 Hashd fighters killed, 5 injured northern Iraq
Gunmen ambushed a group of Hashd al-Shaabi fighters in the district of Tuz Khurmatu in Iraq’s northern Saladin province, leaving three dead, according to a local police officer.
The Daesh attack, which targeted a Hashd al-Shaabi position near a military airport in the northwest of Tuz Khurmatu district, left five Hashd al-Shaabi fighters injured, Tuz Khurmatu police chief Hussein Ali told Anadolu Agency.
Security forces have launched an operation against the terrorists in the region following the attack, Ali said.
A predominantly Shia fighting force, Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi was drawn up in 2014 with the purpose of fighting Daesh. In 2017, it was formally incorporated into the Iraqi army.
U.S. offers $10 million for information on Hezbollah commander in Iraq
The United States on Friday offered up to $10 million for information on Sheikh Mohammad al-Kawtharani, a senior military commander of the Islamist group Hezbollah in Iraq who was an associate of the late Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Announcing the reward, the U.S. State Department said Kawtharani had “taken over some of the political coordination of Iran-aligned paramilitary groups” formerly organized by Soleimani, an Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander killed in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad in January.
“In this capacity, he facilitates the actions of groups operating outside the control of the Government of Iraq that have violently suppressed protests, attacked foreign diplomatic missions, and engaged in wide-spread organized criminal activity,” it said in a statement.
The State Department said it was offering the sum for information on Kawtharani’s activities, networks and associates as part of an effort to disrupt the “financial mechanisms” of the Lebanese-based Hezbollah.
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