US designates leader of Kataib Hezbollah militia as global terrorist

US designates leader of Kataib Hezbollah militia as global terrorist
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  • calendar-gray 27 February 2020

The United States has designated the leader of Kataib Hezbollah, Secretary-General Ahmad Al-Hamidawias, as a "specially designated global terrorist or SDGT" and is targeting him in a new action, the US State of Department said on Wednesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

"The Kataib Hezbollah group continues to present a threat to US forces in Iraq", US Counterterrorism Coordinator Ambassador Nathan Sales said.

A 27 December 2019 rocket attack on the K-1 airbase in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, killed a US civilian military contractor and injured four US soldiers and two Iraqi security officers, leading to an escalation of the already high tensions between Washington and Tehran.

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