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

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:51:15-04

WASHINGTON (AP) —

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.