Report Rocket Impact on US Air Base in Iraq
Today when at least two people were injured Two rockets fired against Al Balad military base, Is located approximately 60 kilometers north of Baghdad in Iraq, where there is an army of international coalitions led by the United States that fight against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
Al Balad air base commander Dia Mohsin told Iraqi news agency In Two people were injured when “two rockets hit the base.”
The source said that “One of the injured was seriously injured, While the other was slightly injured “and noted that the rocket’s impact did not” cause physical damage inside the base. “
For its part, a security source who requested anonymity said Injured are two Iraqi personnel who worked For an American company specialized in the maintenance of F-16 fighter jets.
According to the source, three Katisha-type rockets affected the company’s facilities, while a fourth one fell into the desert area.
Al Balad is located in Saladino province in central Iraq, and one of the largest in the country, in the last year Rocket and mortar under attack, Given that it had a presence of American troops and contractors, although it was withdrawn about a year ago.
No group has claimed responsibility for the action so far, although attacks against facilities with a US presence have reemerged in the past year as Iranian commander Qasim Soleimani was killed in a targeted bombing in Baghdad in the US in January 2020 Were.
Washington Accuses Iran-backed Iraqi militia directly, Who has on several occasions denied his involvement in these attacks, although he calls for the departure of American troops from the country.
Last week, a drone attack caused no casualties at the international airport in Erbil, the capital of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, where US forces are located.
Earlier this month, following a new victimless attack on another North American base, the US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, warned that his country would attack “if necessary” in retaliation for these attacks.
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