Two missiles fell near U.S. military airbase in Iraq


Two rockets landed in Iraqi province Salah al-Din near Balad airbase, where the U.S. military is located, a security source told RIA Novosti Iraq.

“Two missiles fell near the outer fence of the base, there were no casualties,”

the source said.

According to the Iraqi security press service, the missiles were launched from the al-Dojama area in the province Diyala.

Fox News Channel, sources, reported in late February that United States troops in Iraq are at high risk amid strikes in Syria. As an example, only the most important movements are allowed at Balad Air Force Base from 6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On January 5, 2020, the Iraqi Parliament voted by a majority to withdraw foreign troops from the country and also called for a review of the format of cooperation with the U.S.-led international anti-terrorist coalition.

These measures were a response to the U.S. campaign near the international airport Baghdad the operation that killed an Iranian general on the night of 3 January of the same year, the commander of the special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Kasem Suleimani, and the deputy head of Iraq’s Shiite militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Following these events, the U.S.-led international coalition handed over to the Iraqi military a number of sites where the U.S. military had previously been stationed, including a number of airbases and headquarters of coalition military advisers.

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