US President Donald Trump has given the military permission to avenge the deaths of two US troops and a British soldier in a rocket attack on Camp Taji outside the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The Pentagon is “focused” on the Iraq-based military groups that could were responsible for destroying ISIS in the Middle East. A high-ranked US general earlier insisted that the Pentagon knew with a “high degree of certainty” who the perpetrators of the rocket strike were.
After the liquidation of an Iranian top-general, the government of Iraq asked the US military to leave the country. But Trump said that that will never happen as long as he is president. It’s clear, the US regime needs to protect its corporate oil business in Iraq.
A total of 18 rockets struck Camp Taji on Wednesday, killing two US troops and one British soldier, while injuring 12 others. The base, located 27 km north of Baghdad, is used by the US coalition to train their local security forces.
It’s the second attack against Camp Taji since the start of the year, with an Iraqi soldier injured by rocket fire in January.
The United States will continue operating two aircraft carriers in the Middle East for the first time in nearly a decade amid a dramatic spike in tensions with Iran, US Central Command (CENTCOM) commander Kenneth McKenzie told reporters
The invasive US troops almost had to completely withdraw from Iraq at the start of the year after an American drone strike killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and a number of Iraqi Shi’ite militia officials at the Baghdad International Airport.
The people in Iraq were outraged at the US for trying to settle score with Tehran on their soil. The local parliament even adopted a resolution, seeking to “end the presence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil,” but it was eventually brushed off by Washington.
However, Tehran retaliated for Soleimani death, striking two US facilities in Iraq with missiles on January 8. No lives were lost, but the Pentagon said that more than 100 American troops have suffered “mild traumatic brain injury?”
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