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Iraq army says US strikes kill 5 security forces, 1 civilian

Published: Mar. 13, 2020 at 8:31 AM CDT
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Iraq's military says five security force members and a civilian have been killed in a barrage of U.S. airstrikes. The strikes early Friday were launched after a rocket attack killed and wounded American and British servicemen earlier this week at a base north of Baghdad.

The U.S. says it was mainly targeting weapons facilities belonging to an Iran-backed Shiite militia group that it blames for the rocket attack on the base. Another Iran-backed militia vowed to exact revenge for the U.S. strikes. The could signal another cycle of tit-for-tat violence between Washington and Tehran inside Iraq.