BAGHDAD, Jan. 4 (DPA / EP) –
The Popular Mobilization Forces, mostly Shiite paramilitary militias in Iraq, have confirmed the death of five doctors in an alleged US air strike in the center of the country, although the US Army has denied any connection with the bombing.
This alleged attack, which occurred in the municipality of Taji, takes place after the death, last Friday, of the deputy head of the group, Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, along with the prominent Iranian general Qasem Soleimani for the attack of a US drone. in Baghdad.
According to the militias, there was no senior responsible at the bombing site and instead there was a group of doctors who collaborated with the group.
For its part, the international coalition leading the United States against the Islamic State terrorist group has denied its involvement in the attack.
“The coalition has not carried out air strikes near Taji in recent days,” said its spokesman, Colonel Myles B. Caggins, through his Twitter account.