In the early hours of january 3rd, u. s.air raids at baghdad airport killed several key iranian \"al-qaeda\" commander, sulaimani. Just a day later, a convoy of an Iranian-backed Shiite militia, People's Mobilization Forces (PMF), was air strikes in northern Baghdad that killed at least six militias.
At least six people were killed and three seriously injured in the early hours of Thursday morning air strikes against the \"people's mobilization,\" an Iraqi military source said. Two vehicles were burned in the militia convoy.
James Risch, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told Fox News that the air strikes took place around 1:15 a.m. on the fourth day of Baghdad, but he declined to comment further before the Pentagon announced information about the air strikes.
Pentagon officials told Newsweek that the target was Shibl al-Zaydi, the leader of the ImAm Ali Brigades, a PMF affiliate, who \"most likely\" died in the air raid.
The official also said the action against Zaidi was part of Trump's approval plan on Tuesday morning, which has led to the death of Iran's \"Al-Quds\" commander, Suleimani, in another airstrike in the early hours of Wednesday.
However, suspected Zaidi's own account number on the morning of the 4th posted that the news of his death is not true. Observers noted that the account was rarely updated, the last time it was posted six months ago.
The PMF said on Saturday that it was a medical convoy, not a senior leader reported by some media, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“People's Mobilization" is an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia, notably, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, in a U.S. military air strike against Baghdad airport, PMF's head of public relations Muhammad Reza Al-Jabri was killed near the airport. Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the group's deputy leader, was also confirmed dead.