Iraq: Rockets fired by Iran-backed terrorists hit several bases hosting US troops and US Embassy area
BREAKING: Several rockets fired by Iran proxy terrorists exploded in and around Baghdad, including military bases housing US troops and the heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and the US Embassy.
Iranian-backed terrorists targeted the Balad Airbase, located 80 kilometers north of Baghdad and the Kinidi military base in Mosul.
At least three rockets were fired at the Balad Airbase, which houses US military forces. Reports of three Iraqi military personnel injured following the attack.
Police sources said that five people were injured during a rocket attack in the Jadriya neighborhood which is close to the Green Zone.
Security sources said that surveillance drones were sent out above the bases to locate the source of the rockets.
The attacks come after the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s extra-territorial terror group Quds Force and one of the country’s most powerful figures.
Last week, US forces bombed headquarters of the Iranian proxy Kataib Hezbollah terror group in the town of al-Qaim, near al-Bukamal in the Syria-Iraq border, in response to the killing of a US civilian contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base hosting US forces.