An American military transport airplane crashed north of Baghdad
BAGDHAD, (BM) – The Lockheed C-130 Hercules military transport plane crashed while landing at the Taji military airfield in Iraq, al-Sumaria TV channel reported on Monday, citing a source in Iraqi security agencies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“The C-130 airplane of the international coalition collapsed during a landing at the Taji airfield (north of Baghdad – ed.). Its engine burned out,” the source quoted the channel as saying.
According to him, the plane of the international coalition to combat the Islamic State terrorist group crashed due to a “technical problem.”
The channel does not report possible victims.
On January 5, the Iraqi parliament voted by a majority vote for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of the country, and also called for a revision of the format of cooperation with the international coalition.
These measures were in response to the U.S. operation in the area of Baghdad’s international airport, which killed the Iranian general, the commander of the special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleymani, and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
In Washington, they are considered involved in organizing the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on December 31, 2019.
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