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Iraq says 13 pro-Iran fighters arrested for anti-US rocket attacks: AFP

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Iraqi security forces arrested more than a dozen pro-Iran fighters overnight, in their first raid against those accused of anti-US rocket attacks, Iraqi officials told AFP early Friday.

Elite fighters from the Counter-Terrorism Service raided a headquarters in southern Baghdad used by Kata'ib Hezbollah, arresting 13 of them and confiscating the rocket launchers, three officials said.

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"Based on intelligence information, a CTS unit raided a base used by Brigade 45, seizing three rocket launchers and arresting 13 fighters," one of the officials said.

Since October, nearly three dozen attacks have targeted American interests in Iraq, including a range of military bases, the US Embassy in Baghdad and US oil companies.

They have killed Iraqi, US and UK military personnel. and military actors in Baghdad.