According to the Iraqi state television station, quoted by France-Presse, the main target of the US attack was a commander of Hachad al-Chaabi, but the television chain does not specify the identity of that target.
The five dead were confirmed to the Associated Press by Iraqi officials.
This is the second US attack in less than 24 hours after US President Donald Trump ordered a drone attack in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, and killed him. Qassem Soleimani, commander of the elite force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guardians, Al-Qods, along with “number two” of the coalition of pro-Iranian paramilitary groups in Iraq, Hachd al-Chaab, Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis, and six others. .