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A number of rockets hit ‘inside’ Iraq’s Taji base housing US troops – reviews

Multiple rockets hit ‘inside’ Iraq’s Taji base housing US troops – reports


A number of rockets have exploded inside – or near – the Camp Taji navy base positioned north of Baghdad, in accordance with a number of media reviews. The ability, housing US troops, has repeatedly come beneath assaults these days.

Plenty of unguided rockets have been fired on the navy facility late on Saturday. No less than two loud blasts have been heard within the space of the camp, native media reported.The projectiles fell both near, or throughout the premises of the bottom. There have been no instant reviews of potential injury to the bottom or personnel.

The Camp Taji, positioned some 27km (17 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, has been repeatedly focused by unknown assailants over the previous few months. The worst incident occurred in early March, when two US and one British soldier have been killed on the base, whereas a dozen different personnel, together with native troops, have been injured.

Navy compounds, housing US troops, have been steadily focused by unguided rocket hearth this 12 months. The escalation adopted the US assassination of a prime Iranian official, Main Basic Qassem Soleimani and deputy commander of the Iraqi Common Mobilization Forces (PMF) militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis by a drone strike at Baghdad’s airport in early January.

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Aside from kickstarting the chain of assaults on the US bases, the assassination additionally prompted the Iraqi Parliament to name upon the US to withdraw its troops from the nation. Whereas Washington was fast to refuse to take action, the US navy has already deserted a number of bases throughout Iraq since then.

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