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11 Jul 2020 | 08:12 PM UTC

Iraq: Reports of armed attack on US military logistics convoy near Diwaniyah (Al-Qadisiyyah province) July 11

Iraq News Alert

Emerging reports of armed attack on US military logistics convoy near Diwaniyah (Al-Qadisiyyah province) July 11; follow authorities’ directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/11/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Al-Diwaniyah, Samawah

Event

According to emerging reports at 22:00 (local time) on Saturday, July 11, a suspected remote-controlled VBIED targeted at least three US military logistics vehicles near Diwaniyah (Al-Qadisiyyah province). The convoy was reportedly traveling between the cities of Diwaniyah and Samawah (Muthanna province). Media imagery suggests that the vehicles caught fire following the attack. It is not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack or if any casualties were incurred.

Similar attacks targeting US facilities are possible in Iraq over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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