Rockets Hit US Military Base in Western Iraq
Staff Host Account
/ Categories: Islam Times-English

Rockets Hit US Military Base in Western Iraq

No casualties were reported, the statement added, giving no further details. No person or group has yet claimed responsibility. Last December, US President Donald Trump paid an unannounced visit to the facility, which had not been cleared with Baghdad in advance, prompting both Iraqi civilians and politicians to protest its intrusive manner. Following Trump’s visit, some Iraqi lawmakers even proposed that the country expel the US forces in response to Washington’s disregard for their country’s sovereignty. Last month, US Vice President Mike Pence paid an identically-unauthorized “surprise” visit to the outpost under the pretext of celebrating Thanksgiving with the troops. Several rocket attacks have been reported on Iraqi bases hosting US troops as well as foreign missions in Baghdad since October, when street protests broke out in several Iraqi cities over economic woes. Protests have often turned violent, with clashes between security forces and protesters.

Link to original article

Previous Article Netanyahu to Meet Pompeo in Lisbon
Next Article Zarif: The Accession of Six European Countries to Instex is a Positive Step
Print
31 Rate this article:
No rating

Leave a comment

Add comment

x
«January 2020»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
2829303112
3456789