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Another Rocket Strike Hit Military Section Of Baghdad Airport

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Another Rocket Strike Hit Military Section Of Baghdad Airport

Members of the Iraqi Polular Mobilization Units’ Imam Ali Brigades launch rockets against ISIS positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Late on September 6, another rocket strike targeted Baghdad International Airport in the vicinity of the country’s capital.

According to UAE-based al-Arabiya TV, three rockets were launched at the airport. The rockets landed in the military section, which is known to be hosting troops of the U.S.-led coalition.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell confirmed the new rocket strike on Baghdad International Airport without providing any further details.

In the last few months, several rocket strikes have targeted Baghdad International Airport. Most of the strikes were launched at the military section and didn’t result in any serious losses.

The most recent strike, which took place a few days ago, targeted the headquarters of British security service company G4S. The company is responsible for the security of Baghdad International Airport.

Sabereen News, a Telegram channel close to Shiite armed groups in Iraq, claimed that the new strike had also targeted the headquarters of G4S. Four vehicles of the company were allegedly destroyed.

Iraqi Shiite armed groups affiliated with Iran are reportedly behind these rocket strikes, or at least some of them. Many of these group vowed to expel U.S. forces from the country after the assassination of Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, earlier this year.

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