Late on September 20, a new rocket strike targeted the Baghdad International Airport, where U.S. troops maintain a base.
The Iraqi Security Media Cell said a “Katyusha” [107 mm] rocket was launched from Abu Ghraib at the airport. However, Sabereen News, a Telegram channel close to Shiite armed groups in the country, said the airport was targeted with two salvos of rockets.
Rocket sirens can be clearly heard in several videos from airport and its vicinity. The sirens went on for a long period of time. This suggests that several rockets were detected.
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According to Sabereen News, the strike targeted the U.S.-held part of Baghdad International Airport, known as “Victoria Base.”
Exactly ten days ago, a similar rocket strike hit the army post office in Victoria Base. No human losses were reported as a result of the attack.
Iraqi Shiite armed groups are allegedly behind the recent attacks on U.S. troops and bases in the country. Following the assassination of Iranian Quds Force Commander, Qassim Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, many of these groups vowed to kick out U.S. troops.
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