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.
3 rockets impacted near the vicinity of Camp Victory, #Baghdad Intl. Airport, #Iraq. No injuries. The launcher of the rockets was found in the Al-Jihad District. Remains of one of the rockets at the airport also. pic.twitter.com/Zmgpp2pyCK— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) April 22, 2021
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.
By video— spriters (@spriters11) April 22, 2021
Warning sirens continued to sound inside the US military base Victoria, near Baghdad airport. https://t.co/5F1hYJZTcg
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.