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Press Release | Jan. 23, 2024

U.S. Forces Strike Kataib Hezbollah Capabilities in Iraq


Jan. 23, 2024
Release Number 20240123 - 01

TAMPA, Fla. - In response to attacks by the Iranian-backed militia group Kataib Hezbollah (KH), including the attack on al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq on Jan. 20, on Jan. 24 at 12:15 a.m., U.S. CENTCOM forces conducted unilateral airstrikes against three facilities used by Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia group and other Iran-affiliated groups in Iraq. These strikes targeted KH headquarters, storage, and training locations for rocket, missile, and one-way attack UAV capabilities.