Monday 19 April 2021
News ID: 81355
Publish Date: 03 August 2020 - 21:51
BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Two rockets fell in the vicinity of Iraq’s Taji military base, which is located north of the Baghdad capital and hosts U.S.-led coalition troops, Al Sumaria broadcaster reported on Monday.
"The security forces found two rockets near Camp Taji and in the vicinity of the district of Al Moshahda”, a source told Al Sumaria broadcaster, adding that the landing did not result in a blast.
The base repeatedly comes under rocket fire attacks, as does Baghdad’s international airport and the so-called Green Zone of the Iraqi capital, where government buildings and embassies are located.
The most recent attack on Camp Taji took place late on 27 July. The explosion follows in the wake of several incidents that have taken place over recent weeks. On 20 July, the Camp Taji military base, which hosts U.S.-led coalition troops to the north of Baghdad, came under rocket fire.
The Majid al Tamimi airbase in the northern province of Saladin was also targeted on the same day, the Iraqi news agency Shafaq reported.
Anti-U.S. sentiments have been running high in Iraq since Washington assassinated top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and the second-in-command of the Iraqi popular mobilization units, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in January.
Following the attack, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved a bill on January 5, demanding the withdrawal of all foreign troops.
Baghdad and Washington are currently in talks over the withdrawal of American troops.
Iraqi resistance groups have vowed to take up arms against U.S. troops if Washington fails to comply with the parliamentary order.
The U.S. says it is going to withdraw its forces from Iraq slowly and partially, but Iraqi lawmakers have urged an immediate and full withdrawal.


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