Sunday, 19 January 2020

Iraq: Two rockets hit military base housing US troops near Baghdad

Updated: January 15, 2020 11:37 am

In Iraq, two Katyusha rockets yesterday hit a military base housing United States troops near the capital Baghdad. An Interior Ministry official said, the attack took place in the evening when the two rockets landed on the al-Taji Military Base, around 20 kilometres north of Baghdad, where the US troops are stationed.

There was no immediate reports about casualties, the official added. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a few days after Qais al-Khazali, leader of the Iraqi Iran-backed Shiite militia Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq, said the Iranian initial response to the killing of an Iranian military leader was done and it is time for Iraq to respond to the U.S. airstrike.

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