TEHRAN (defapress)- A suicide attack against a US military convoy in Southern Hasaka left 2 American Army terrorists killed and wounded.
News ID: 76755
Publish Date: 11April 2019 - 20:48
The Kurdish-language Hawar News reported that a bomb-laden car was detonated near the US military convoy in al-Shadadi region in Southern Hasaka on Tuesday afternoon, killing the suicide bomber.
But, other reports, including the Arabic-language Bass News, affiliated to the Kurds, reported on Wednesday that one of the US forces has also been wounded in the attack.
Meantime, MENA quoted unconfirmed reports as saying that a US soldier was killed and another was wounded during the suicide blast.
The source said that concurrent with the attack, the Kurdish fighters arrested a number of civilians in the village of al-Aziziyeh in the Western parts of Ra'as al-Ain in Northern Hasaka after creating horror among people by firing bullets.
The US army is no more welcomed in the region and attacks against them have increased recently.
Earlier this week, three US army terrorists and a civilian contractor were killed in the explosion of an improvised explosive device near Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan.
Three other service members were wounded and evacuated for treatment, according to a statement by Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan.
The attack comes as Washington is in the process of negotiating a military exit from the Central Asian country with the Taliban, the primary military and political antagonist to the Washington-backed government in Kabul. Two rounds of negotiations have taken place so far this year and a third is expected this month.
In neighboring Iran, the top security body labeled the US CENTCOM and all the US army soldiers operating under the US Central Command in the Middle-East and Central Asia as a terrorist entity in response to a similar move by the White House against Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The United States on Monday designated the IRGC as a "foreign terrorist organization", marking the first time Washington has formally labelled another country's military a "terrorist group".
Responding to Washington's move, Iran immediately declared the US as "state sponsor of terrorism" and American forces in the region "terrorist groups".
Iran's top security body, the Supreme Nationsl Security Council (SNSC), in a statement issued on Monday evening declared the United States a “terrorist government”, and blacklisted the "CENTCOM and all its affiliates a terrorist group”.
The SNSC - that is headed by President Hassan Rouhani - condemned Washington's move, calling it “an illegal and dangerous action” that poses a “major threat to regional and international peace and security and grossly violates the rules of international law".