Tishwash: Hours before Al-Kazemi’s visit to Washington … Katyusha rockets are falling abundantly on the American presence in Iraq
The Iraqi army said, on Friday night, August 14, 2020, that 3 rockets landed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, near a military base hosting US forces and diplomats, and the statement added that the incident did not result in human casualties.
The Army’s Security Media Cell said that the missiles were launched from the Al-Radwaniyah area, south of the capital, while the Baghdad Police Captain Hatem Al-Jabri explained that the missiles were mostly targeting a camp near Baghdad Airport that housed diplomats and American soldiers.
This incident comes hours after a similar incident that occurred on Thursday, August 13, when the Security Media Cell in Iraq reported that 3 Katyusha rockets landed at Balad Air Force Base, located 80 kilometers north of Baghdad, where US forces are located. Casualties or damages.
On Tuesday, August 11, security sources said that at least two explosions hit vehicles carrying supplies for the US-led coalition forces in Iraq, the first on Monday evening near the southern border with Kuwait, and the second Tuesday north of Baghdad.
The two explosions did not result in casualties, but they caused material damage, and they follow a series of similar incidents in recent weeks. The military said that an attack in southern Iraq on Sunday August 9 struck a convoy carrying supplies for coalition forces.
Thousands of US forces are still stationed in Iraq, leading the coalition whose mission is to fight ISIS militants.
These forces are also targeted by Iranian-backed Shiite factions, which the United States blames for successive missile attacks on bases containing coalition forces and other American targets, including the US embassy in Baghdad.
Rocket attacks, often launched by Iraqi militants loyal to Iran, on targets that include American diplomats and soldiers have been frequent over the past months, and have increased since the assassination of the Iranian Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Authority, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. , In a US airstrike in Baghdad on January 3. link