00:03 GMT15 August 2020
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    Three Katyusha rockets struck the Taji coalition base in Iraq, which hosts US troops, late Monday. No casualties have been reported, the Iraqi military confirmed.

    "Several rockets fell on the territory of the Taji base hosting US military," a security source told Sputnik.

    ​According to Iraqi security media, one rocket struck an Iraqi army helicopter used to fight Daesh, while another landed on an artillery warehouse and caused damage. The third rocket landed on the second squadron of the Iraqi Air Force but did not explode. 

    Missiles frequently target the Green Zone, the 2.9-square-mile area in the Karkh district of central Baghdad where government buildings and embassies are located.

    The Joint Operations Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces in mid-June announced that Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi had ordered the establishment of a special committee to stop such strikes from occurring.

    Iraqi security forces are currently investigating the incident.

    The Iraqi military on Friday said that four Katyusha rockets hit the Besmaya military base south of Baghdad, which is used by US-led coalition troops. The incident caused some material damage but no casualties.


    Iran’s Supreme Leader Says US is an Enemy and Doesn’t Want an Independent Iraq
    Top Iranian Diplomat Discusses US Troop Pullout With Iraq's PMF Chief
    Iran Urges Iraq to 'Vigorously Pursue' Justice in Soleimani Assassination Case
    Rockets Hit Base of US-Led Coalition in Iraq, No Casualties Reported
    Convoy Carrying Equipment for US Forces in Iraq Reportedly Targeted in Twin Bombing Attacks
    Community standardsDiscussion