An American logistical convoy was attacked in Iraq on Saturday night. Unidentified assailants, believed to be members of an Iranian proxy militia, burned all three of the convoy’s trucks.
The three large trucks carrying vehicles and logistical materials were ambushed between Diwaniya and Samawah while en route from Basra. Before setting the trucks on fire the assailants forced the drivers out of them.
Photos, and a video from the incident shared on social media, showed the trucks engulfed in flames. There were no reports of American casualties in the incident. There are reports of civilians wounded in the attack who are being treated locally. The United States often uses contractors to transport logistics.
Sources in the Iraqi Interior Ministry told al-Araby al-Jadeed news that while it is still too early to say who was behind the attack, it seems to have been carried out by one of the Iranian proxy militias, rather than fighters from the Islamic State.