News ID: 262721
Published: 0256 GMT December 09, 2019

Six hurt as missiles hit Iraqi military base housing US troops

Six hurt as missiles hit Iraqi military base housing US troops
In this photo from February 23, 2017, US Army soldiers stand outside their armored vehicle on a joint base with the Iraqi army south of Mosul, Iraq.

Six Iraqi troops were injured after several rockets hit a military complex that also houses US forces near Baghdad airport, the Iraqi army said.

The Iraqi military said in a statement that Monday’s rocket attack was planned to be a larger one as security forces found launchers that had not been fired properly, Press TV reported.

Those wounded in the assault belonged to Iraq's Counter-Terrorism Service, security sources told AFP, adding two of them were in critical condition.

The base also houses a small group of US soldiers and American diplomats.

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops and foreign diplomatic missions come as a wave of protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services continues in the country.

Over the past six weeks, at least nine attacks have hit US targets. There have been no claims of responsibility and no US troops have been harmed.


Resource: Press TV
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