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Airstrikes pound Iran-backed militias south of Iraq’s Baghdad: Reports

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Multiple explosions were heard south of Iraq’s capital overnight Monday in what reports suggest may have been US or Israeli airstrikes on Iran-backed militias.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) said it was not aware “of any strikes in Iraq,” according to a Reuters reporter in Washington.

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The Pentagon did not respond to a request for comment.

The airstrikes were reported south of Baghdad in Jurf al-Sakhr.

Meanwhile, pro-Iran groups raised the possibility of an Israeli strike on militia outposts.

Last March, US airstrikes targeted a weapons depot in the area, which it said belonged to Kata’ib Hezbollah.

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