Officials: US strikes Iran-backed group that hit Iraq base

Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 12, 2020

American officials say the U.S. has launched airstrikes in Iraq targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad.

One U.S. official says multiple strikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons facilities inside Iraq. The strikes were a joint operation with the British, that official says. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because operations were still going on.