THE chief of Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah tonight announced a halt to the militia’s attacks on US assets inside both Syria and Iraq.
The decision follows the killing of three US troops in a drone ambush near the Jordan-Syria border – an attack that the Pentagon said bore the “footprints” of the terror group.
AFPThe Iraq-based Kata’ib Hezbollah Brigades have called off attacks on US bases and troops in Iraq and Syria[/caption]
Kata’ib Hezbollah Brigades Secretary-General al-Hamidawi said military operations against the US had been suspended and they will find “new ways” to support Gaza.
He said: “As we announce the suspension of military and security operations against the occupation forces – in order to prevent embarrassment to the Iraqi government – we will continue to defend our people in Gaza in other ways.”
The Hezbollah Brigades are a group affiliated with the Hashed al-Shaabi, an alliance of Iran-backed former paramilitary groups now integrated in Iraq’s regular armed forces.
The US has 45,000 military personnel currently stationed in the Middle East.
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