The US military carried out “defensive strikes” in Iraq and Syria against the Kataib Hezbollah armed group, the Pentagon said, two days after a US civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base.
The targets – three in Iraq and two in Syria – included weapons storage facilities and command locations used to plan and execute attacks, it said.
Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah is part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) – which helped the Iraqi government’s fight against ISIL (ISIS).
Al Jazeera’s Symona Foltyn reports from Baghdad.
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