A new missile strike was carried out in Baghdad while US withdraws its troops
BAGDHAD, (BM) – Two missiles were fired at the strictly guarded “green zone” of the Iraqi capital, where state institutions and foreign embassies are located, early on March 26, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing EurAsia Daily.
This happened a few hours before the forces of the United States-led coalition to combat the Daesh terrorist group were to leave another base in Iraq, transferring it to the armed forces of the Arab Republic.
According to the Pan-Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat (published in London) on Thursday, citing data from the Iraqi military command, two shells fired allegedly from Katyusha missile launchers fell near Baghdad’s operational command center, which coordinates the actions of the army and forces Iraqi security.
The command center is located a few hundred meters from the US Embassy, which is regularly subjected to rocket attacks, the newspaper notes.
No casualties or casualties resulting from rocket fire have been reported.
About 7,500 US coalition troops, including up to 5,200 US troops and officers, are currently deployed on Iraqi territory.
Arab media previously reported the start of the withdrawal of US troops from the Habbaniya base in Anbar province in western Iraq. Last week, the Pentagon began transferring another base of the United States-led coalition against ISIS in western Iraq to the armed forces of the Arab Republic.
The “retreat” of the United States and its NATO allies from Iraq is associated by many commentators with the recent increase in missile attacks by pro-Iranian militias on bases in Iraq, where the American coalition military are deployed.
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