Iraq: US soldier wounded in rocket attack in Mosul

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Rocket fire against US base east of Mosul: According to the Al-Sumaria TV news channel, citing an Iraqi security source, an American soldier was wounded in the attack.

The soldier was just near where the rockets fell, says the source. The rocket attack targeted the Andolos neighborhood east of Mosul.

Two other US bases in Nineveh in northern Iraq were targeted in July. An American soldier was killed during these attacks, denied by US forces who spoke of an accidental explosion.

The United States is denounced for leading deadly attacks in August against Iraqi military bases in Salaheddine, Diyali and south of Baghdad. for many Iraqis, the drone strikes attributed to Israel that targeted weapons stocks, camp bases or a convoy of Hachd al-Shaabi west of Al Anbar could not have taken place without the logistical support, and intelligence of the United States that control the Iraqi skies.

Iraq is now planning to build an air defense system that is independent of the Americans and has started discussions with Russia in this regard. Next week, the Iraqi Prime Minister is expected in China where this issue will be on the agenda.

The spokesman of the coalition “Fath”, in the Iraqi Parliament denounced Saturday, September 7, the United States for having prevented the delivery between 2010 and 2013 of the systems of defense: “the Americans prevented that Iraq is endowed with the DCA and the result was that Daech attacked us, said the spokesman.

The critics against the security pact signed with the United States have redoubled intensity since the attacks against Hachd bases, made which coincides strangely with the proliferation of Daesh attacks.

Iraqi security sources reported five terrorist explosions in the center, south, east and southwest of the capital, Baghdad. The Iranian Fars news agency reported that Baghdad was on Saturday night the scene of five terrorist explosions in four areas of the city, after which 11 people were injured.

According to the Al-Sumaria TV news channel, an explosion took place in the al-Baladiyat neighborhood in central Baghdad and a second explosion occurred in the Bab al-Sheikh district in the south-west of Baghdad. city. Similarly, an Iraqi security source told Al-Sumaria TV that “a roadside bomb blast in the Rabee’a district south-west of Baghdad left two people injured.”

He said that “simultaneously, a bomb exploded on a road near the neighborhood of Bab al-Sheikh, injuring three people.” Two bombs exploded in al-Talbiya neighborhood east of the capital, after which four civilians were injured and transferred to hospital. “This kind of maneuver is intended to justify the maintenance of the US military presence in Iraq, against which a large part of the population is ganged up”


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