Coalition forces say there are ‘no U.S. or coalition logistic convoys’ in Iraq

File – Convoys transporting military vehicles

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The U.S.-led Coalition forces said on Wednesday that there were no U.S. or Coalition logistic convoys in Iraq, denying reports that their convoys had been targeted in the country.

Iraqi media cited security sources as saying that convoys of the international coalition were targeted by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Babil and Diwaniyah provinces.

“There are no U.S./Coalition logistic convoys in Iraq – it is disinformation & propaganda,” Coalition Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto said in a tweet.

“Equipment divested to the #ISF in support of its #DefeatDaesh mission through the CTEF Program is transported by Iraqi Civilian Logistic Convoys,” he added.

Marotto further said the equipment was transported to bases of the Iraqi security forces (ISF) in the country.

“Attacking these convoys means the ISF & Iraqi people are being attacked,” he tweeted.

Attacks on convoys supplying the Iraqi security forces have increased in the past months. The United States blames Iran-backed militias for regular attacks on U.S. facilities and convoys in Iraq.

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