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.
The @CJTFOIR confirms at least (25) 107mm rockets impacted Iraq's Camp Taji base hosting Coalition troops, March 14 at 10:51 a.m. (Iraq Time). 3-Coalition WIA, 2-Iraqi WIA. Assessment and investigation ongoing, follow @OIRSpox & @SecMedCell for updates. https://t.co/q3ybQYJU40 pic.twitter.com/3JqyMnqQYq— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) March 14, 2020
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.
"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.