Military base used by the US and coalition forces in Iraq came under missile attack
BAGDHAD, (BM) – Al-Taji or Camp Taji military base, located north of Baghdad near the city of Taji, where mostly American troops are stationed, came under rocket fire, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Shafaq news agency.
It is reported that the camp was attacked by unknown persons, four rockets were fired at the base. Immediately after the shelling, the US military raised combat helicopters into the sky.
The portal does not currently have information about the destruction caused by the fired missiles and whether there are casualties or injuries at the base.
Recall that under Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Republican Guard base was located in the city of Tajji. During the invasion of Iraq by the coalition forces, the city and its military base came under American control. Now the territory of Al-Tajji is used as an American military base, at present it hosts the forces of the international anti-terrorist coalition.
Back in the spring of 2020, the United States was concerned with increasingly daring attacks by Iraqi militias on American troops. Following a rocket attack on camp Taji in March this year, which killed US and British troops, the US launched airstrikes against militias to avenge the deaths of the military, retaliatory attacks on coalition bases increased.
However, US President Donald Trump refused to escalate tensions in Iraq, explaining this by the presidential elections and the coronavirus pandemic.
US military convoy was subjected to an armed attack by militants in Iraq
As we reported on July 12 and according RIA Novosti militants attacked a convoy with supplies intended for a US military base in southern Iraq.
“Four wagons were subjected to an armed attack in the Najme region between Divaniya and Es Samava,” the source said. According to him, the citizens of Iraq, driving the trucks, transported supplies from Bosra for one of the US bases.
The militants attacked the convoy in pickup trucks and forced it to stop, after which they took the drivers out of the trucks and set fire to the vehicles, and then disappeared.
On July 6, it was reported that the US Embassy, which is located in the so-called “green zone” of Baghdad, fired rockets at Iraq. This happened a few hours after the Patriot conducted anti-aircraft missile complex (SAM) tests at the embassy. The tests caused discontent from Iraq.
Several rockets were fired towards the U.S. embassy in Baghdad
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on June 18 a number of rockets were fired towards the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, resulting in an two explosions near the diplomatic mission.
According to early reports, at least two rockets landed inside the Green Zone, but no casualties were reported. No group has claimed responsibility for this latest attack.
This new attack in the Green Zone marks the third time in the past ten days that rockets have targeted this area inside Baghdad.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that on june 16 a missile attack was reportedly at an Iraqi military base that is hosting the U.S. Armed Forces.
According to the sources then, at least two Katyusha missiles had targeted the an near the Baghdad Airport, causing a brief explosion in the process.
On June 11 also Baghdad’s Green Zone went under rocket fire on Wednesday evening. According to the local television station, the rocket fell near the headquarters of the joint operations command of the Iraqi armed forces. There is no data on victims and victims.
Immediately after the shelling, the security forces began to search for the place from which the launch had been made, and found that a rocket aimed at the American embassy was launched near the People’s Stadium.
Terrorist acts in Iraq using explosives and firearms. Attacks accompanied by a large number of victims are carried out against the civilian population, law enforcement officers, and diplomatic missions of other states.
Islamic State or ISIS are responsible for some of the attacks. A common tactic is to undermine mined cars, as well as suicide bombings. Explosions are heard in mosques, markets, restaurants, during the funeral.
By the number of terrorist acts, Iraq is one of the hottest spots in the world. More than 40,000 people died from the attacks.
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