Rocket attack targets US military base inside Baghdad airport: Correspondent


A rocket attack has targeted a US base inside Baghdad International Airport, according to Al Arabiya’s correspondent in the Iraqi capital.

Three Katyusha rockets fell in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport without causing any significant losses, according to a statement from the Iraqi security forces. The three rockets were launched from the Radwaniyah area, south of the capital.

The attack on Friday followed at least five attacks directed at US interests in Iraq this week, including four blasts against convoys carrying supplies to bases housing US forces, a rocket attack on an air base north of Baghdad and a rocket attack near the US Embassy in the capital.

Washington blames such attacks on Iranian-backed militia groups. Iran has not directly commented on the incidents but little-known groups believed to be connected to Iran-aligned militias have claimed some attacks.

Friday’s attack took place as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi prepares to travel to the United States for talks about Iraq’s future strategic relationship with Washington.

Al Arabiya English

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