Baghdad: At least 10 rockets were fired on Wednesday, targeting a military airport in western Iraq with the presence of US-led coalition forces. Coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said that rockets were fired at Ain al-Assad military airport in Anbar province at 7.20 am. No casualty has been reported about any casualties in this attack.
This is the first attack since the US conducted airstrikes last week targeting the bases of Iran-backed militia organizations near the Syrian-Iraq border. Let me tell you that such attacks are not new in Iraq. Earlier, a similar attack was carried out in northern Iraq in February. On 16 February, a member of the US-led military coalition was killed and eight others were injured in rocket attacks near Irbil International Airport in northern Iraq. The US military base is located near this airport.
Small Shia terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack
The rockets were fired from an area south of Irbil near the border with Kirkuk province, which fell into residential areas near the airport. Iraqi President Barham Saleh condemned the attack, calling it a sign of “escalating tensions”.
At the same time, Kurdish officials appealed to the people of Irbil to stay away from the affected areas and stay at home. After the attack, a small Shia terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack, calling itself the ‘Guardians of Blood Brigade’.
According to the Shia Intelligence Group, he claimed, “US services will not survive our air strikes, not even in Kurdistan ….” Rockets were fired near the airport on 30 September.