Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week

Several Iraqi air defense servicemen were critically wounded on Saturday as multiple rockets hit a military base which houses U.S.-led coalition troops, in the second such strike in a week, the military said. Iraq’s Joint Operations Command said 33 Katyusha rockets were launched near a section of the Taji base which houses coalition troops. It… Read More Iraqi military personnel injured as multiple rockets hit Taji military camp for second time in a week

U.S. launches airstrikes against Hezbollah militia facilities following Iraqi rocket attack

The United States waged a series of precision air strikes on Thursday against an Iran-backed militia in Iraq that it blamed for a major rocket attack a day earlier that killed two American troops and a 26-year-old British soldier. The U.S. strikes appeared limited in scope and narrowly tailored, targeting five weapons storage facilities used… Read More U.S. launches airstrikes against Hezbollah militia facilities following Iraqi rocket attack

U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes response following Iraqi military camp rocket attack

U.S. President Donald Trump has authorized the U.S. military to respond to Wednesday’s rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two American troops and a British service member, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stopped short of blaming… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump authorizes response following Iraqi military camp rocket attack

One British, two U.S. personnel dead following rocket attack on military camp in Iraq

One British and two American personnel were killed and about a dozen people were wounded when 18 small rockets hit Iraq’s Taji military camp north of Baghdad on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials, who cautioned the death toll may rise given the severity of some of the injuries, said… Read More One British, two U.S. personnel dead following rocket attack on military camp in Iraq