UPDATE: The US-led coalition confirmed that 4 persons were injured in the incident.
🔴June 8, appx. 10:10 pm (Iraq time), a U.S. Air Force C-130H landing at Camp Taji Airbase, Iraq overran the runway and crashed into a wall. Small fire. 4xInjured; treated at Taji. 🏥Enemy activity NOT suspected. Investigation continues. Statement below in English/Arabic.📰👇🏽 pic.twitter.com/niYblEJFQp
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) June 8, 2020
Late on June 8, a C-130 military transport aircraft of the US-led coalition skidded off a runway during the landing at the Camp Taji. The Pentagon confirmed the incident, but did not report casualties. Iraqi sources claimed that 13 people were killed and 8 others were injured during the incident.
Usbat al-Tha’ireen, an Iraqi anti-US armed group that already claimed responsibility for several attacks on the coalition, immediately reacted to the incident by posting the message “With patience, we are victorious”. While it remains highly unlikely that anti of the recently surfaced Iraqi anti-US groups were somehow linked to the incident, they will for sure exploit the situation for their own propaganda purposes.
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