A rocket assault on Wednesday night focusing on Baghdad airport, the place US troopers are posted, was carried out with a “booby-trapped drone”, a safety official informed AFP – a way more and more utilized by pro-Iran teams.
An hour earlier 5 rockets had focused an airbase to the north the place US sub-contractors function, one other safety supply stated.
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The US routinely blames such assaults – which additionally frequently goal US pursuits at different installations, together with Baghdad airport – on Iran-backed factions.
US troops are in Iraq as a part of a army coalition that was established to combat ISIS, a marketing campaign that Iraq’s authorities declared gained in late 2017.
The rocket assaults are seen as a way to strain Washington into eradicating all its remaining personnel, whom Iran-linked factions view as an occupying power.