16:01 GMT12 May 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    by
    11965
    Subscribe

    One of the latest reported attacks on US military base, Camp Victory, located in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, took place on 23 January 2021. At the time the American building was said to have been targeted by at least three rockets. No group claimed responsibility.

    On Friday, three rockets fell in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, according to SkyNewsArabia.

    According to Reuters, citing security officials, the rockets landed near the area of the airport where the US forces are located. No damages or casualties have been reported.

    An Iraqi security source told the al-Sumaria broadcaster that the primary target of the attack was the US military base.

    Netizens tweeted photos, alleged to be from the site, of wreckage which was described as parts of missiles and a rocket launch platform.

    Earlier, users tweeted a video, said to be from the area, suggesting that sirens can be heard either in the airport or "inside the US military base", Camp Victory.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Camp Victory is part of the vast US military complex, whose sites surround the airport. At the moment, the camp contains headquarters for a US-Iraqi sub-unified command.

    In January 2020, three Katyusha rockets were fired towards the airport, landing outside a building and hitting a house in the nearby al-Jihad district. No casualties were reported after the incident.

    During the same time period, Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani was assassinated by the Trump administration after the then-president approved a targeted drone attack, conducted by the US military, near the Baghdad International airport. The killings were carried out as Soleimani was leaving the airport, where he had arrived for secret talks with Saudi Arabia.

    The assassination of the powerful Iranian military official saw a quick backlash from Tehran, who in retaliation fired missiles toward two military bases where US troops are deployed. The attack reportedly injured over one hundred American service members, who were all said to have sustained minor injuries.

    Related:

    Grenade Attack on Baghdad’s Al-Aimmah Bridge Leaves One Dead, Eight Wounded - Reports
    One Civilian Killed, 12 Others Injured in Explosion in Iraq's Baghdad, Security Service Says
    Iraqi Military Base North of Baghdad Comes Under Rocket Attack
    Tags:
    Iraq, US military base, rocket attack, Baghdad International airport
    Community standardsDiscussion