KABUL, (BM) – The Iraqi K1 air base in Kirkuk in the north of the country, used by US forces, was rocket attcked on Thursday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting several sources, including TASS and Al Arabiya.
According to Al Arabiya television station, after hitting two Katyusha rockets in the sky, American planes were raised above the base.
No injuries have been reported yet.
After the US Air Force’s strike in Baghdad on January 3 killed the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (elite units of the Iranian Armed Forces) Kassem Suleimani and the deputy head of the Shiite militia Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the parliament of Iraq decided to withdraw foreign troops from the country, including American troops.
In response, US President Donald Trump, refusing to comply with Iraqi demands, threatened Baghdad with “unprecedented sanctions.”
The killing of Suleimani caused a sharp escalation of tension in the Middle East. As an act of revenge, Tehran launched a massive missile attack on two objects in Iraq used by the US military on the night of January 8 – Ain al-Assad bases and bases near the Erbil airport.
The exchange of blows sharply criticized the Iraqi authorities, who called the actions of the parties a violation of the sovereignty of the republic and called for not using it to settle their accounts. Al-Hashd al-Shaabi also threatened the Americans with their adequate response.
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Source: TASS, Al Arabya