Pentagon Shows Aftermath of Retaliatory Strike on Iraqi Militia Target

The US military released video on March 13 showing the aftermath of a strike conducted on an alleged militia site on Thursday.

In a statement, the Department of Defense said strikes were conducted in response to missile attacks on Camp Taji, on March 11, which left three service members dead – two from the US and one from the UK – while wounding 14 others. It blamed the attack on an Iranian-backed militia.

The Pentagon said that the March 12 US strikes targeted facilities belonging to Kata’ib Hezbollah “across Iraq.”

According to the US military, this video was filmed from the air on March 13 in the vicinity of Al-Musayyib, a town south of Baghdad.

“The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests, or our allies,” Secretary of Defense Mark T Esper said in a Pentagon Statement. “As we have demonstrated in recent months, we will take any action necessary to protect our forces in Iraq and the region.” Credit: Department of Defense via Storyful