A rocket landed late on January 9 near the Balad Air Base, which is hosting U.S. forces, in the northern Iraqi province of Salahuddin, according to Reuters.
Sources in the Iraqi Police told the news agency that the source of the rocket, which caused no casualties, is unknown.
The rocket attack came amid high tensions between Iraqi Shia factions and the U.S, which assassinated Iran’s Quds Force commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani and Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Deputy-Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad earlier this month.
A day earlier, a similar rocket attack targeted the U.S. embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. No losses were reported as a result of the attack.
Qais Khazali, a leader of a large group in the PMU, denied responsibility for the attack on the embassy, stressing that diplomatic missions will not be targeted by PMU forces.
Nevertheless, Khazali vowed to respond to the assassination of Soleimani and al-Muhandis by targeting U.S. troops in Iraq.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responded to the killing of Soleimani by launching more than a dozen ballistic missiles on U.S. bases in northern and western Iraq.
- PMU Commander Denies Responsibility For U.S. Embassy Attack, Vows Revenge Against Military Installations Only
“Canada’s Trudeau claims ‘intel from multiple sources’ points at Iran shooting down Ukrainian Boeing over Tehran” source; https://www.rt.com/
It seams we are looking at remake of “MH-17” and this time CIA,Mossad want to stick airplane downing not on Putin but on Iran. It seams that for CIA shooting down civilian airplanes is some kind of sport or amusing pass time they like the most.
gay Trudy… go and fuck some trans…
The US has a history of shooting down passenger plains in order to provoke wars…
Yes I was wondering about this. The aircraft was well maintained and in good shape. I have flown that airline, although aeroflot was better when in operated to Borispol. Tehran has no motivation. At first, I posted the possibility that HATO air defense might have done it in error. An idf deliberate attack is a more sinister possibility. Iran though is simply a no as to Cuo bono. I see no benefit. Justin, on the other hand, is an idiot.
Justin,in this case sounds like “useful idiot” and doing what he was told to do. Playing talking head for those who created all this airplane scenario. Starting the game for them against Iran. And all that has coincidentally happened at the height of the US-Iran crisis. With situation that mirrors MH-17 in Ukraine.
6 miles from the runway…. that plane couldn’t have been a mile high and wasn’t heading towards Tehran. But Trudeau doesn’t seem to be very smart.
lol trudeau and intelligence in the same sentence
The rocket landed 9 miles away from the base. Bad aim by the Mullah proxies. US isn’t leaving Iraq. :-]
Until they do. Iraqi representatives are reviving talks at purchasing S-300’s soon, S-400’s in the course of time. The Shia majority in Iraq isn’t going anywhere. They’ll never agree to not trading or contact with Syria and Iran. It’s apparent that the U.S. can waste time, money and forces hanging out there, spending most of their time in the bases for safety but they are not going to reach their objectives.
” Iraqi representatives are reviving talks at purchasing S-300’s soon, S-400’s ”
That would be dumb for Russia. Do you trust the current Iraqi government not to let the ZioAmericans inspect it ? Why not sell it to Iran instead ?
Iraq has voted on the USA to gtfo of their country.
And the ZioAmericans replied to them with a big fat ” NO”.
Trump showed Iran that usa will hit anybody , so iran doesnt really have that much to lose
the s-300 and the s-400 has been analysed by the american war-machine zillion of times but to what end, it’s too complicated for the stupid americans to understand so they keep on with their patriots uzw.
Well the S-400 purchase would not come to be for several years. It takes a couple of years for Almaz to manufacture the export version sets and for the purchasing countries personnel to be trained. The export version does not include the most potent missile of the S-400 system, nor the same elite radars that Russian air defense forces use. The S-300 purchase could come about quickly, from stocks that have been replaced by the S-400. These systems would be similiar to the S-300’s that Greece operates and with which the U.S. is already familiar. Knowledge or not, they would still be dangerous to American aircraft and drones involved in nefarious activities in Iraq’s airspace and cause American behavior to change.
Let’s see, three empty hangers and a taxiway hit, all the rest messed up some sand. So at least 18 of 24 were targeted to mess up some sand. Wow, and for that the US kills the very top Islamist Iranian general, the head of Iran’s Islamist lap puppies in Iraq and about half a dozen other high ranking Iranian and Islamist Iraqi officers. What a deal!
This is just distraction. Do a little so the US thinks you’ll practically do nothing. Play on their feeling of superiority. Doing completely nothing would really alarm them.
Seems Iran is having Hamas rocket guys man their missiles. No US casualties but lots of dead Iranian civilians.
BREAKING: Israeli warplanes launch airstrikes on IRGC targets near Abukamal. Mazel Tov! :-]
near is not near enough – the only things that counts is right in the effing middle of things, bulls eye and body bags with american fuck ups flowing back to the us and jews to the illegally occupied palestine. what more needs to be said.