Iraqi army confirms assault on Taji base, says it shouldn't be pretext for international ops on its soil

Iraqi military confirms attack on Taji base, says it shouldn't be pretext for foreign ops on its soil

A army base in Iraq housing US troops has been focused in a rocket assault that severely injured Iraqi troopers, the nation’s army confirmed. It additionally warned that the strike doesn’t warrant a retaliation by international powers.

As many as 33 Katyusha rockets have been launched on the Taji base north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The strike left a number of Iraqi air protection troopers “critically injured,” in keeping with the army assertion. It’s unclear if any US personnel have been affected.

The army urged all international forces to implement the nationwide parliament’s decision, handed after the US killing of Iranian prime basic Qasem Soleimani, and withdraw troops from Iraq.

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Rockets hit Iraqi base the place US & British troopers have been killed in related assault this week

The incident comes two days after the US launched its personal airstrikes towards an Iranian-backed Shia militia in Iraq, which it blames for the earlier assault on a base the place Western forces are stationed. The assault claimed the lives of three troopers, two American and one British.

The transfer sparked indignant response in Baghdad, which mentioned it will file a grievance to the UN Safety Council over the difficulty whereas the focused militia referred to as it a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.

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