Rockets Hit US Military Camp near Baghdad Airport: Iraqi Sources
- January, 05, 2022 - 14:01
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A number of rockets hit an Iraqi military base hosting US troops near Baghdad International Airport late on Tuesday, according to Iraqi security and military sources.
“Several missiles fell a short time ago near Baghdad International Airport, and the place of their launch is not yet known,” Iraq’s Arabic news channel Alsumaria announced, without giving further details.
The American forces’ positions in Iraq have been attacked several times in recent days, as Iran and Iraq marked the second anniversary of the US assassination of two key anti-terror and anti-imperialist commanders, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, at Baghdad International Airport.
Iraqis have been firmly pushing for the expulsion of American forces from their country since the US assassination, carried out on January 3, 2020.
Two days after the heinous crime, the Iraqi parliament passed a law requiring the Iraqi government to end the presence of the US-led foreign forces in the Arab country.
Five days after it, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched a volley of ballistic missiles at Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar and at another airbase in Erbil in the Kurdistan Region. Over 100 American troops were later diagnosed with “traumatic brain injuries” in Ain al-Asad.
Ain al-Asad has been repeatedly targeted ever since.
Early on Tuesday, US-led forces claimed to have downed two armed drones targeting the airbase.