Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report

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Read: 847     11:20     06 July 2020    

Reports say a Katyusha rocket has been fired at a “US base” inside the Baghdad International Airport.


The projectile fell in the vicinity of the airport on Sunday without either exploding or leaving any human losses, Iraq’s al-Sumaria television network reported.

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya al-Hadath channel cited “sources” as saying that the rocket targeted the American base inside the airport.

No group or person has claimed responsibility for the incident. 

It came just a day after a rocket struck a building near the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, which houses some government offices and foreign diplomatic missions, including the US embassy.

An Iraqi military statement said security forces had stopped a Katyusha rocket from being launched at Camp Taji base north of Baghdad which houses US-led forces.

The back-to-back incidents come in the wake of a controversial US test of a Patriot missile system inside the Green Zone.  

Baghdad strongly condemned it, with Deputy Parliament Speaker Hassan Karim al-Kaabi saying that by conducting the test, Washington just added to the mass of its provocations and illegal actions in Iraq.

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Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report

2020/07/1594017194.jpg
Read: 848     11:20     06 July 2020    

Reports say a Katyusha rocket has been fired at a “US base” inside the Baghdad International Airport.


The projectile fell in the vicinity of the airport on Sunday without either exploding or leaving any human losses, Iraq’s al-Sumaria television network reported.

Saudi-owned al-Arabiya al-Hadath channel cited “sources” as saying that the rocket targeted the American base inside the airport.

No group or person has claimed responsibility for the incident. 

It came just a day after a rocket struck a building near the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, which houses some government offices and foreign diplomatic missions, including the US embassy.

An Iraqi military statement said security forces had stopped a Katyusha rocket from being launched at Camp Taji base north of Baghdad which houses US-led forces.

The back-to-back incidents come in the wake of a controversial US test of a Patriot missile system inside the Green Zone.  

Baghdad strongly condemned it, with Deputy Parliament Speaker Hassan Karim al-Kaabi saying that by conducting the test, Washington just added to the mass of its provocations and illegal actions in Iraq.

PressTV



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