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US State Dept. announced targeting Iran-backed militia in Iraq

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The United States is intensifying pressure on the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia and its leader, the State Department said on Wednesday, citing the group linked to killing of an American contractor in Iraq in December, Reuters reported.


"The Kataib Hezbollah group continues to present a threat to U.S. forces in Iraq," Nathan Sales, the State Department's counterterrorism coordinator, said at a news briefing. "We're adding to the pressure that has existed on this group for a decade."

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