Iraq: Rockets launched by Iran-backed terrorists hit US base again
BREAKING: A barrage of at least 14 rockets hit a base housing US and coalition troops north of Baghdad Saturday morning in broad daylight, just two days after a similar attack at the same base killed two American soldiers and one British serviceman.
At least two Iraqi and three US soldiers were wounded in the attack at Camp Taji, according to the Iraqi officials.
The officials said over a dozen rockets landed inside the base. Some struck the area where coalition forces are based, while others fell on a runway used by Iraqi forces.
Iranian Fajir1 rocket launchers used to target Camp Taji were found hidden in a building shortly after the attack.
The strikes come one day after an Iranian-backed terror group launched a rocket attack on a base where coalition forces are located, murdering two American soldiers and one British service member.
The Defense Department stated the strikes were aimed at harming the ability of Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-sponsored Shia terror group, to conduct future strikes against American troops. The weapons storage facilities included areas where weapons used to attack American and coalition troops were stored.
Military bases hosting US troops in Iraq have been attacked by ballistic missiles from Iran and mortar shells launched almost daily by local Iran-backed terrorists, before and after the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani.