Several rockets have been fired in the direction of Camp Taji, a US-coalition base north of Baghdad in Iraq. At least one member of Iraqi security forces has been wounded.
One rocket has landed near the gates of the base, which houses soldiers from the USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia, and some other countries whose personnel remained in Iraq after Parliament ordered foreign soldiers to leave earlier this month.
The situation has become markedly more tense since the Trump administration’s assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, which earlier provoked Iran to fire a barrage of missiles into the US’ Ain al-Asad airbase and Erbil.
The strikes resulted in zero casualties but gave evidence of precision strike capabilities and came with a warning that Tehran would strike Dubai or Haifa next should Washington attempt to retaliate.
US bases were targeted in small-scale rocket strikes over the last two months, with no group taking credit and in most cases no casualties. Eight rockets hit northern Iraq’s Balad Air Base on Sunday, wounding four Iraqi soldiers.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Middle East News 2020.