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DECEMBER 2020

New Rocket Attack Targets Base Hosting U.S. Troops In Iraq

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New Rocket Attack Targets Base Hosting U.S. Troops In Iraq

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 February 13, a rocket attack targeted the Iraqi K1 Military Base which is known to be hosting troops of the U.S.-led coalition.

In a press release, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said that a single rocket landed inside the base, that is located in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk. No losses were reportedly sustained.

Following the attack, a multiple rocket launcher loaded with eleven rockets was found by Iraqi security forces near the K1 Military Base.

“Security forces are conducting a search operation to find the perpetrators,” the Security Media said in its press release.

In the last few months, mysterious rocket attacks targeted U.S. installations throughout Iraq, including the embassy in Baghdad. The U.S. claimed that Iranian-backed Shia groups were behind some of the attacks. However, these claims were not confirmed.

While most of these attacks didn’t result in any losses, a rocket strike on December 27 claimed the live of a U.S. army contractor. Washington responded with a series of airstrikes on Shia fighters in Iraq and Syria.

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