BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Iraqi security forces carried out a raid at the headquarters of Kataeb Hezbollah in Baghdad, today, resulting in the arrest of three of its leaders.

According to reports, an American force consisting of 40 vehicles, as well as units of the Iraqi counter-terrorist force, had cordoned off the headquarters of the 45th Brigade of Kataeb Hezbollah in the Al-Buathiha area, southeast of Baghdad.

In turn, Iraqi government officials told Reuters that forces had confiscated missiles and arrested three Kataeb Hezbollah leaders, which is supported by Iran and accused by the United States of launching missile attacks on bases hosting American forces and other facilities in Iraq.

For its part, some local media said that the operation resulted in the arrest of 13 people “who were working in a missile-making workshop.”

On December 23, 2019, the United States launched massive raids on the sites of Kataeb Hezbollah in the eastern Anbar region, killing and wounding dozens of its members.

Washington said that these strikes came in response to the missile strikes by the faction that killed some U.S. military contractors.

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