Rocket Hits Iraq Base Hosting US Troops: Security Sources
Umer Jamshaid 7 days ago Fri 14th February 2020 | 01:10 AM
Kirkuk, Iraq, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Feb, 2020 ) :A rocket slammed into an Iraqi base where American troops are stationed in the remote province of Kirkuk, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP on Thursday night.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
According to three separate Iraqi security sources, the Katyusha rocket hit the K1 base at around 8:45pm local time (1745 GMT) and US military aircraft immediately began flying low over the area.
Washington blamed the rockets on Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline Iraqi military faction close to Iran, and conducted retaliatory strikes that killed 25 of the group's fighters.
Those troops, as well as the US embassy in Baghdad, have faced nearly 20 rocket attacks over the past four months.
The troops had prior warning and none were killed, but more than 100 have since been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.