Katyusha rocket hits Baghdad Airport military base

The Iraqi military claimed that a Katyusha rocket hit an Iraqi military base at Baghdad International Airport where US troops are stationed.


Baghdad-The Iraqi military statement stated that on Wednesday, a Katyusha rocket attacked the Iraqi military base where the US military is stationed at Baghdad International Airport.


The attack did not cause any loss or casualties, and it was the third day since the anniversary of the death of Iranian senior general Qassim Soleimani in Baghdad in a US air strike two years ago.

The Iraqi military stated that a rocket launcher equipped with a rocket is located in a residential area west of Baghdad. The area has been used by Iranian-backed militias in the past to launch rockets at the airport.


The 2020 U.S. drone attack on Baghdad Airport caused General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Army, and Abu Mahdi Mohandi, deputy commander of the “People’s Mobilization Force”, an Iraqi militia supported by Iran Sri Lanka was killed.

The Iraqi pro-Iranian Shia faction vowed to avenge the killing and set the conditions for ending the attack on the United States in Iraq as the full withdrawal of US troops from the country.

Last month, the coalition forces headed by the United States formally ended the combat mission of supporting the Iraqi army against the Islamic State group. As the coalition forces shift to an advisory mission to continue to support the Iraqi army, approximately 2,500 soldiers will be retained.


General Frank Mackenzie, the top commander of the US Middle East Marine Corps, warned in an interview with the Associated Press last month that he expected Iran-backed militias to be determined to withdraw US troops, and that attacks on American and Iraqi personnel would increase. More and more.

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