FAST FIVE: US Is Preparing Military Response To Wave Of Iranian-Backed Attacks On Its Forces In Iraq
On the afternoon of September 23, a second supply convoy of the US-led coalition was targeted in the district of Awja, more than 160 km north of Baghdad.
In an official statement, the group claimed that it will continue attacks until US forces are expelled from Iraq.
After crossing the Persian Gulf, the aircraft entered Iraq's airspace and flew between the southern province of Basrah and the eastern city of Kut in a line parallel to the Iraqi-Iranian border.
The Compass Call is a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules developed to disrupt enemy command and control communications, perform offensive counter-information operations and carry out other kinds of electronic attacks.
The US Air Force's EC-130Hs carry out missions over the Persian Gulf on a regular basis.