Iraq: Rockets launched by Iran-backed terrorists hit US base in broad daylight

BREAKING: A barrage of rockets hit a base housing US and coalition troops in southern Baghdad, three days after a similar attack in broad daylight and less than a week after two American soldiers and one British serviceman were killed in a rocket attack targeting a base north of Baghdad.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

US fighter jets carried out airstrikes on Thursday night against multiple Iranian-backed terror sites in Iraq after an Iranian-sponsored 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.