July 4, 2011
The Washington Post reported on June 30 that 15 U.S. troops were killed in June by paramilitary forces to pressure U.S. into leaving Iraq. The Associated Press reported that the militia backed by the Iranian regime have increased their attacks against American troops and have turned June into the bloodiest months in two years.
Three separate militia groups participate in these attacks, especially Kataib Hezbollah which is founded and trained by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and its special operations arm, the Qods Force.
Regarding the latest toll on U.S. troops, an American official in Baghdad said on Thursday that three U.S. soldiers were killed when a large missile known as IRAM was fired at a desert base a few miles from the Iran-Iraq border in southern Wasit Province on Wednesday.
Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, chief spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq said that IRAM missiles are signatures of Kataib Hezbollah, a militia group that follows orders from the Iranian regime.
U.S. military also mentioned Iranian regime’s constant efforts for withdrawal of U.S. forces and mullahs’ regime’s increased meddling into Iraqi affaires.