A large-scale missile attack on a US military base in Iraq

BAGDHAD, (BM) – The territory of the base in the Iraqi city of Taji was fired by rockets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Reuters and several local security sources.

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The base, on which the troops of the international coalition led by the United States are located, was fired for the second time in four days. According to one of the Iraqi military, at least 10 missiles fell on its territory. At the same time, injured or dead have not yet been reported. It is unknown who hit, no one took responsibility for it.

It is reported that after the attack, the Iraqi army found an abandoned truck with a rocket launcher in the neighboring area, as well as several unused rockets. It is indicated that these were shells for Katyusha, as the Soviet and Russian multiple launch rocket systems on automobile chassis are usually unofficially called.

A similar attack occurred last Wednesday. Then it was reported that as a result of the shelling, two US troops and one British were killed. In response, U.S. forces inflicted an air strike on Shiite police facilities, killing six Iraqi citizens. At the same time, Washington accused Iran of supporting the Iraqi militias in organizing the attack. At the same time, according to Baghdad, as a result of the retaliatory strike, it was not members of the Shiite Kataib Hezbollah group that died, but three soldiers, two police officers and a civilian.

After the incident, Iraq condemned US airstrikes. In Baghdad, they indicated that they violate the sovereignty of the country, and are also aggression against its regular forces.

The international anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States has been carrying out Operation Unshakable Decision against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since 2014.


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