Three Dead in rocket attack on US base in Baghdad

In the case of a rocket attack on a US base in Iraq have been killed on Wednesday, according to U.S. reports, three people. Among them an American and a British

Three Dead in rocket attack on US base in Baghdad

In the case of a rocket attack on a US base in Iraq have been killed on Wednesday, according to U.S. reports, three people. Among them an American and a British soldier, was a U.S. military representative said.

Earlier, it was reported the Iraqi army, a attack with multiple missiles at the army base in Taji near the capital, Baghdad. Also, twelve other soldiers had been wounded, said the US-led coalition against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS).

20 attacks on U.S. bases

At the base Taji had taken "approximately 18" Katyusha rockets. Iraqi security forces have found a few kilometers away a vehicle that had been converted for the firing of rockets. Taji was were an Iraqi base on the coalition troops training and consulting.

In the past few months, more than 20 attacks on U.S. bases have been committed in Iraq, according to Washington, are pro-Iranian groups behind the attacks. The situation in the Region escalated at the end of December, as in the case of rockets the US attacks in the North of Iraq citizens have been killed. In response, the U.S. flew two days later, air attacks on pro-Iranian militias and killed at least 25 fighters.

escalation since the killing Soleimani

at the beginning of January in a targeted US drone attack in Iraq, the Iranian General Qassim Soleimani and the Iraqi militia leader, Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis killed.

The pro-Iranian militias threatened with retaliation. The targeted killing Soleimanis exacerbated tensions between Washington and Tehran and stressed the relationship between the U.S. and Iraq.

The Iraqi Parliament called for shortly after Soleimanis death for the withdrawal of all US troops and other foreign forces from the country. The vote, however, was not implemented by the government in Baghdad. About 5200 US soldiers are currently stationed in Iraq. (chk/sda)

Created: 12.03.2020, 02:03 PM

Updated Date: 12 March 2020, 04:05

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