US strikes Hezbollah targets in Iraq

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The United States strikes in Iraq in response to a missile attack on Wednesday, which killed US troops, Reuters reported with reference to two officials.

“The US is retaliating in Iraq in response to a missile attack on Wednesday,” the agency reports. Reuters sources did not say what goals were targeted.

Fox News, meanwhile, notes that the target could be “Iran- backed factions.”

On Wednesday evening, more than 15 small missiles fell on the territory of the Taj base, where coalition forces led by the United States to fight the Islamic State terrorist group are stationed.

The improvised launcher was on a truck a few kilometers from the base. Earlier it was reported that the victims of the attack were three members of the coalition, another 12 were injured.

The official representative of the Joint Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Tahsin al-Hafaji, told RIA Novosti on Thursday that the Iraqi military also suffered as a result of the shelling.


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