Iraq finds land-based cruise missile aimed at US forces: US official

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The US military on Friday publicly thanked Iraq’s police for their Jan. 3 discovery of a land-based cruise missile that a US official said was aimed at American troops in the country.

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“The Coalition is appreciative of the efforts of the legitimate security forces in Iraq for their efforts to prevent future attacks,” US Central Command said in a post on social media platform X.

The praise came as Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s office announced it was forming a committee to prepare to close down the US-led international coalition’s mission in the country following a US strike against a militia leader blamed for attacks against US troops.

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