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The Us Base In Iraq Was Bombarded With 2 Katyusha Rockets, It Is Unclear Which Side Attacked

 

According to Reuters, the US military base in Taji, Iraq was hit by 2 Katyusha rockets, but luckily no one was injured.

Colonel Myles B. Caggins III - US coalition spokesperson in the Middle East announced on Twitter that the US military base in Taji, Iraq was attacked by 2 Katyusha rockets, but fortunately there were no casualties. The coalition could not determine the force behind nor the purpose of the attack.

Earlier, on March 11, the Taji base also suffered a series of attacks with 18 rockets, killing two Americans and one British.

A day later, the US forces retaliated with an overnight air campaign aimed at five bases of the Kataeb Hezbollah armed group that the US considers "pro-Iran". This group did not accept responsibility, but declared "support" the rocket fire on the Taji base.

Shortly thereafter, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned the US Ambassador and handed the protest note. Iraqi President Barham Salih denounced the series of US airstrikes as "a violation of national sovereignty", which could make Iraq more unstable. The Iraqi army confirmed that three soldiers, two policemen and one Iraqi civilian officer were killed in the US airstrike campaign.

Meanwhile, Iran has denied the US accusation that Tehran backs rebel groups in Iraq.

The missiles are known to target the Green Zone - an area of ​​more than 7,500 square meters in the Karkh district in central Baghdad, home to government buildings and embassies. In mid-June, Iraq's Joint Operations Command said Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had ordered the creation of a special committee to prevent such attacks from occurring.

 

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