UN security council to hold session on Iraq developments Wednesday

United Nations Security Council

Baghdad ( – The United Nations Security Council will hold a session on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the situation in Iraq.

The U session will be held on Wednesday at 3:00 pm (Baghdad local time), according to a statement by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

UNAMI Head Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is expected to brief the session on the latest developments in Iraq and the work of the UN mission, the statement read.

A drone targeted on Sunday two vehicles belonging to the 45th brigade of the Popular Mobilization Forces south of al Qa’im district on the country’s border with Syria, leaving a paramilitary commander dead.

The U.S. military denied that it was behind the series of airstrikes on the weapons depots of the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces.

“U.S. forces did not conduct the recent attack on a convoy or any recent attacks that resulted in the explosion of ammunition storage facilities in Iraq,” Chief Pentagon Spokesperson for the Department of Defense Jonathan Rath Hoffmansaid said in a press statement.

“We support Iraqi sovereignty and have repeatedly spoken out against any potential actions by external actors inciting violence in Iraq.”

Iraq has been engulfed in political turmoil and sectarian violence since the Islamic State militant group controlled much of northern and western Iraq and proclaimed the creation of a “caliphate”.

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