Katyusha rockets target Iraqi Taji military camp – Al Jazeera English

Katyusha rockets target Iraqi Taji military camp – Al Jazeera English

https://ift.tt/2uKa8pz

Katyusha rockets targeted the Taji military camp, located north of Baghdad, on Tuesday but no casualties were reported. No group claimed responsibility.

The Iraqi base - located 85km (53 miles) north of the capital - hosts a large number of US troops and other foreign forces, making it a target for Iran-backed armed groups after the US assassination of top commander Qassem Soleimani.

At least two Katyusha rockets were fired, an army captain told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to the media.

On Sunday, four people were wounded after eight Katyusha rockets were fired at the Al Balad airbase. Military sources identified the wounded as Iraqi soldiers.

More:

The incidents come amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran following Soleimani’s killing and Iran’s retaliatory missile attacks against US targets in Iraq.

The limited Iranian response, which caused no casualties, appeared to be mainly a show of force and de-escalated tensions that had threatened to turn Iraq into a proxy battlefield amid increasing fears of all-out war.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

NEWS

via Top stories – Google News https://ift.tt/2Jjuiww

January 14, 2020 at 08:10PM

What do you think about this?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s