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U.S. military base in Iraq again under fire

Source : 112 Ukraine

As a result of the shelling, 3 members of the American coalition and 2 Iraqi military were injured
15:26, 15 March 2020
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As a result of a missile attack on Iraq’s Camp Taji base, where US-led coalition troops are based, 5 people were injured. This was reported on the page of the coalition spokeswoman Myles Caggins on Twitter.

According to a coalition spokesman, at about 11 a.m. local time, at least 25 107 mm caliber rockets were fired at the Camp Taji base. As a result of the shelling, 3 members of the American coalition and 2 Iraqi soldiers were injured.
 


We recall, on the night of March 11, the Camp Taji military base where the forces of the American coalition are deployed, was already shelled. The missile attack became the 22nd in a row against American military interests in the country since the end of October. More than 15 small missiles reached their goals. Three people were killed, including two US soldiers, and 10 were injured.
 
 
Earlier US Assistant Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman stated US has no intentions to withdraw its military contingent from Iraq.

"At present, we have no plans to withdraw troops from Iraq," he said at a briefing at the department.

"We continue to talk with our Iraqi masters. We still want to be friends and partners of a sovereign and prosperous Iraq," Hoffman added.

He noted that the "obvious" is the fact that US troops in Iraq are "good forces," and their presence in Iraq "allows NATO to also participate in the mission to combat IS."

According to Hoffman, the Pentagon did not receive any instructions regarding the withdrawal of troops.

"Our hope and our goal now is for US security forces to remain in the region to help ensure security and make Iraq a prosperous country," he said.

 
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