Missile attack targeting a base hosting Americans north of Baghdad


Iraqi security source said that an air base hosting American soldiers was attacked by missiles today, Tuesday, by unknown armed men suspected of being armed with Shiite factions close to Iran.

An Iraqi army officer with the rank of captain for Anatolia said that unknown persons fired at least two Katyusha rockets at the Taji base (85 km north of Baghdad), which includes joint forces from Iraqis, Americans, and other foreign forces from the countries of the international coalition opposing the terrorist “ISIS” organization.

He added that the size of the losses was not immediately clear.

And Iraqi military bases hosting American soldiers as well as the American embassy in Baghdad are subjected to repeated missile attacks over the past weeks, including the killing of one of them an American civilian contractor near Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

Washington accuses the Iraqi “Hezbollah” brigades, which receive funding and training from Tehran, of being behind these attacks, which have increased in frequency since the killing of the Quds Force in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the Iraqi “Popular Mobilization” Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis in a US air strike near Baghdad Airport. On the third of January.

On Wednesday, Iran responded by launching ballistic missiles at two military bases hosting American soldiers in northern and western Iraq.

The American-Iranian military confrontation sparked widespread public and governmental anger in Iraq, amid fears that the country would turn into an open arena of conflict between the United States and Iran, before the tension subsided in the past few days.

The American and Iranian attacks have sparked widespread public and government anger in Iraq, amid fears that the country has turned into an arena of conflict open to the United States and Iran.

And deploy about 5 thousand American soldiers in military bases throughout Iraq, within the international coalition to fight the terrorist organization “ISIS”.


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