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Rockets Target US Forces Stationed Near Baghdad International Airport - Reports

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The unconfirmed reports of an alleged missile attack on the premises of the Baghdad International Airport emerged early on Monday after the rocket warning alert had been heard in the area.

The airport is reportedly situated near military installations of the US forces and Iraqi Army. According to media, loud rocket sirens were audible for a while before the alleged blasts were reported.

There have been no reports of damage or casualties so far.

 

 

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The ELINT news media outlet said earlier that international flights were reportedly diverted from the Baghdad airspace due to the missile attacks.

No group or country has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The airport is situated near a facility reportedly used by the US-led anti-terrorist coalition forces in Iraq.

Last week, Iraqi authorities said that the Ayn al-Asad Airbase, hosting US armed forces personnel in the western Al Anbar Governorate, was struck with five projectiles.

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Rockets hit military base hosting US troops near Baghdad airport

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Security forces found a rocket launcher and several rockets in a search of the area

BAGHDAD: Several rockets slammed into an Iraqi military complex that hosts US forces next to Baghdad International Airport on Monday, wounding six Iraqi troops, the military said.
Security forces found launchers with rockets that had not been fired properly, indicating a larger attack was planned, a military statement said.
It is the latest in an uptick in rocket attacks targeting either Iraqi bases where American troops are located or the US embassy in Baghdad.
US defense officials have blamed several on Iran-backed factions in Iraq.
Security sources told AFP that the wounded in Monday’s attack belong to Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service, an elite unit that was created and trained by US forces.
Two of them are in critical condition, the sources said.
The military complex also hosts a small group of US soldiers and American diplomats.
There have been at least nine attacks against US targets in Iraq in the span of six weeks.
There have been no claims of responsibility and no US forces have been wounded.
Security sources have linked at least one last week to Kataib Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite faction close to Tehran and blacklisted by Washington.
Iran holds vast sway in Iraq, especially among the more hardline elements of the Hashed Al-Shaabi, a security force largely made up of Shiite militia.
A US defense official said the rocket attacks made the Hashed a bigger security threat to American troops in Iraq than the Daesh group, the militant movement which the US has vowed to help Baghdad wipe out.
On Friday the United States imposed sanctions on three senior Hashed figures.
Tensions between Iran and the US have soared since Washington pulled out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran last year and reimposed crippling sanctions.
US officials say they are considering plans to deploy between 5,000 and 7,000 additional troops to the region to counter its arch-foe Iran
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https://www.arabnews.com/node/1596191/middle-east

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The independent / local sources reported on Monday, reports that 500 American military vehicles have arrived at Ain Al-Assad base in Al-Baghdadi district in Heet district in Anbar Governorate, coming from Jordan.

 

This comes after the Iraqi authorities announced today that Katyusha rockets landed on a camp near Baghdad International Airport, west of the capital.

A statement by the Security Media Cell said, "Four Katyusha rockets landed in one of the camps surrounding Baghdad International Airport, wounding six fighters."

He added, "Our security forces started to search the territories, and found a missile launcher, with missiles that were disrupted."

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Wednesday، 11 December 2019 03:10 AM

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Iran is building tunnels in Syria near Iraq border for weapons

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Iran is building tunnels in Syria near Iraq border for weapons

 

Iran has begun excavating tunnels at its Imam Ali base in Syria near the Iraqi border that will be used to store and move weapons, according to new satellite images and a report from Fox News.

 

The base has been under construction for more than a year and is a key part of Iran’s infrastructure in Syria linking Iran via Iraq to Syria and Lebanon. Syrian, regional Arabic media and Russian sources have accused Israel of airstrikes at or near the location going back to June 2018.

The tunnels are estimated to be 130 meters long and wide enough to drive a car through. Image Sat International (ISI), which provided the satellite images and wrote a report, noted that at least one tunnel is being excavated and that the construction accelerated “a few weeks after the base was attacked for the first time,” on September 9, 2019. In the wake of that attack, an Iranian

Revolutionary Guard Corps group attempted to fire rockets at Israel from near Damascus.
 

“The tunnel excavation began not only in spite of the compound airstrike, but even as a lesson learned from the mentioned attack,” ISI wrote.

Fox News said it consulted with Western intelligence sources which reviewed the information. The US has recently linked Iranian-backed groups to at least nine attacks near areas with US bases over the last year. These have involved rockets. In addition, Iraq’s government has accused Israel of several attacks in July and August. And Qais Khazali, leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia that was sanctioned by the US last week, has threatened the US and Israel. A New York Times report last week said that Iran transferred short range ballistic missiles to Iraq.

Iran is building the Imam Ali base near a new border crossing at Albukamal in Syria. The border was reopened at the end of September after many years when it was closed due to the war on ISIS. But Iran’s base is in the desert just over some sand dunes near the crossing. It is now linked to the crossing.

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/45042/Iran-is-building-tunnels-in-Syria-near-Iraq-border-for-weapons

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Sons of hearing an explosion in Baghdad

 

Baghdad / Obelisk: A big explosion was heard, shelling the capital, Baghdad, on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

A local source said that he heard an explosion, which he did not know soon after, in the capital, Baghdad.

He added that the sound of the explosion was heard in most of the districts and areas of the capital, Baghdad.

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Editing Date: 11/12/2019 17:27 • 215 times read
An explosion is heard in Baghdad
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) A big explosion was heard, shook the capital, Baghdad, this afternoon, Wednesday.
The Al Furat News correspondent stated that he heard an explosion, which he did not know soon, in the capital, Baghdad.
"The sound of the explosion was heard in most of the capital's districts and districts of Baghdad," he said
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In life, sometimes things have to get worse before they can get better. My prayer is no one was hurt in the display of the anger of those who seek change.

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Editing Date: 11/12/2019 23:38 • 458 times read
Senior US official threatens: We will respond to the bombing of our camps in Iraq
{International: Al Furat News} A senior US military official said on Wednesday that attacks by armed factions on military bases hosting American forces in Iraq are increasing and becoming more sophisticated, which pushes all parties towards an escalation out of control.
The warning came two days after four Katyusha rockets landed on a base near Baghdad International Airport, wounding six members of the anti-terrorist agency.
The attack is the latest in a series of rocket attacks in the past five weeks targeting military installations hosting forces led by the United States-led coalition, which aims to defeat ISIS.
The US official told Reuters that the attacks endanger the coalition's ability to fight ISIS.
"We are used to annoying fire, but the frequency (of that) was an offer {in the past}," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Our".
"There is a point at which their actions will cause change on the ground and make it more likely that some actions and other choices that some make, whether they or we, will cause an unintended escalation," he added.
The American military official added that these factions are approaching the red line, which the coalition forces are responding with force, and "the result will not be liked to anyone."
No one has claimed responsibility for any of these attacks.
Nevertheless, the American official said that intelligence analyzes and forensic experts for the rockets and missile launchers pointed to armed factions, especially the Hezbollah Brigades and the League of the Righteous. He told Reuters.
The US military official stated that the Iraqi government had not taken any action against these attacks, and said, "It is very worrying to me that it is not acceptable that we are the target of attacks by elements that are supposed to be under the control of the Iraqi government as part of its security forces."
He added that armed factions used a modified truck to launch 17 rockets at Qayyarah military base, south of Mosul, on November 8.
He added that the attack did not cause heavy losses or loss of life, but this method was followed in attacks on Balad and Ain al-Asad air bases last week using missiles large enough to cause severe damage to the housing complexes and runways in Ain al-Assad.
In Friday's attack near Baghdad airport, larger 240-mm rockets were used. No reports have been received that they have been used in Iraq since 2011.
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The US Central Command confirmed that Tehran's efforts to destabilize the region have increased in recent months.

In its official Twitter account, the leadership confirmed, Washington is taking a deliberate approach to strengthening its defenses and enabling its partners to better defend themselves to counter these threats.

The leadership added that Iran should not think that American restraint means that the United States is not prepared to respond with decisive military force in the event of attacking its forces or interests ... indicating that stability in the Middle East is important, and we will continue to calibrate all our actions to deter the conflict, to avoid unintended escalation , And enable our partners to defend themselves against regional aggressors.

 
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Thursday، 12 December 2019 03:56 PM

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New rocket attack targets Iraq base housing US troops

 

Two rockets were fired at a military base near Baghdad airport housing US troops, the 10th such attack since late October, the Iraqi army said on Thursday.
There were no casualties in the overnight attack, which follows one on the same base on Monday which wounded six members of Iraq’s elite US-trained counterterrorism force, two of them critically, the army said.

Washington has expressed mounting concern about the flurry of attacks on US bases and diplomatic missions, several of which it has blamed on Shiite militia groups trained by its foe and rival for influence Tehran.

Security sources have linked at least one attack last week to Kata’ib Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite faction close to Tehran and blacklisted by Washington.

Iran holds vast sway in Iraq, especially among the more hardline elements of the Popular Mobilization Units militias (PMU, known in Arabic as the Hashed al-Shaabi), a paramilitary force largely made up of Shiite militias.

A US defense official told AFP the rocket attacks made the PMU a bigger security threat to American troops in Iraq than ISIS, which the US has vowed to help Baghdad wipe out.

On Friday, the United States imposed sanctions on three senior PMU figures.
Tensions between Iran and the US have soared since Washington pulled out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran last year and reimposed crippling sanctions.

Baghdad - which is close to both countries and whose many security forces have been trained by either the US or Iran - is worried about being caught in the middle.

US officials say they are considering plans to deploy between 5,000 and 7,000 additional troops to the region to counter Iran.

https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/45056/New-rocket-attack-targets-Iraq-base-housing-US-troops

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Thursday 12 December 2019 | 12:08 pm
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A US official threatens a military response to the bombing of coalition bases in Iraq

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Baghdad / ... a US military official announced that attacks by gunmen in Iraq could lead to an escalation out of control.

"We have become accustomed to provocative shootings ... but they have rarely occurred," the military official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters, adding that "now the matter has become more complicated, and the number of rockets fired at once has increased, This worries us very much. "
 
He added that "these actions may change matters on the ground at a certain moment, which increases the possibility of an unintended escalation by them or by us," noting that "the Iranian-backed militants are approaching the red line, where the coalition may respond with force."

 

He continued, "The consequences will not be appreciated by anyone." End 2

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The American defense expresses its concern about the bombing of some facilities in Iraq
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received a phone call from US Defense Secretary Mark Asper.
According to Abdul-Mahdi Media Office, "The contact dealt with the continuation of cooperation between the two countries against terrorism and support for the efforts of the joint forces to pursue ISIS remnants and maintain security and stability throughout Iraq."
The US Secretary of State expressed his "concern that some installations have been bombed and that measures should be taken to stop this."
Abdul-Mahdi also expressed his "concern about these developments and demanded that serious efforts be made with everyone to prevent the escalation that if development would threaten all parties, and that any weakening of the government and the Iraqi state would encourage escalation and chaos," and he warned that "taking decisions from one side will be It has negative reactions that are difficult to control and threaten the security, sovereignty, and independence of Iraq. " is over
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The US Secretary of Defense informs Abdul-Mahdi of his concern about the bombing of some facilities in Iraq

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US Defense Secretary Mark Asper expressed today, Monday, his concern about the bombing of some facilities in Iraq, while resigned Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi indicated that any weakening of the government and the Iraqi state would encourage escalation and chaos.

Abdul-Mahdi's office said in a statement received by "Eye of Iraq News" that "Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi received a phone call from the US Defense Secretary Mark Asper, dealing with the continued cooperation between the two countries against terrorism and supporting the efforts of the joint forces to pursue ISIS remnants and maintain security and stability throughout Iraq." ".
 
The US secretary expressed his concern, "that some facilities have been bombed and that measures should be taken to stop this."
 
While Abdul-Mahdi expressed his concern "also for these developments," calling for "serious efforts to be taken by all to prevent the escalation that would develop and threaten all parties."
 
He stressed that "any weakening of the government and the Iraqi state will encourage escalation and chaos," noting that "unilateral decision-making will have negative reactions that are difficult to control and threaten the security, sovereignty, and independence of Iraq."

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Pentagon chief urges Iraq to stop attacks on bases housing US forces

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Updated 16 December 2019

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A US military official warned last week that attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting US forces in Iraq were pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation

Tension between the United States and Iran has risen as a result of US sanctions that are hitting Tehran hard

BAGHDAD: US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday urged Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to take steps to prevent bases housing US troops from being shelled, a statement from the premier’s office said.

Esper’s call came after a senior US military official warned last week that attacks by Iranian-backed groups on bases hosting US forces in Iraq were pushing all sides closer to an uncontrollable escalation.

Rocket strikes targeting Iraqi bases where members of the US-led coalition are also stationed have increased in past weeks with no claim of responsibility from any party.

However, the US military official said intelligence and forensic analyzes of the rockets and launchers pointed to Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militia groups.

Esper “expressed his concerns over the shelling of some installations and the necessity to take procedures to stop it,” a statement from Abdul Mahdi’s office quoted the Pentagon chief as saying during a phone call.

Abdul Mahdi warned Esper that unilateral action could have negative consequences that will be difficult to control and might jeopardize Iraq’s sovereignty.

Abdul Mahdi resigned last month under pressure from mass anti-government protests. He is carrying out his duties in a caretaker capacity.

Tension between the United States and Iran has risen as a result of US sanctions that are hitting Tehran hard. The two sides have also traded blame over attacks on oil installations, militia arms depots and bases hosting US forces.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1599746/middle-east

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The US Secretary of Defense asked the Iraqi Prime Minister, by telephone, to help stop attacks on US bases and soldiers in Iraq.

In a phone call, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, and the US Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, gathered today, Tuesday, Esper called on the Iraqi side to provide assistance in stopping the attacks on the American bases in Iraq.

 

And Esber demanded to prevent attacks on American soldiers and installations and the international coalition forces, expressing his country's support for "a safe and sovereign Iraq" according to "CNN".

 

A State Department official had revealed, last Friday, that Iran might be responsible for the attack on Balad Air Base, in Iraq, but he considered that the military leadership was conducting the necessary investigations in this matter.

"We are waiting for all the evidence ... but there is a high possibility that Iran is responsible for it," David Schenker, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, told reporters.

The "Balad" base hosts American forces and contractors and is located about 80 km north of Baghdad.

 

Last week, 5 rockets landed on  Ain al-Assad air base, which hosts American forces in Anbar province, in western Iraq, without casualties.

American forces have been present for years in several Iraqi military and air bases in the provinces of Anbar, Salahuddin, Nineveh, and the capital, Baghdad, within the international coalition, according to the security agreement signed between Iraq and the United States of America.

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Baghdad, Sharqia, December 20: The French Press Agency, quoting a security source, said that American military convoys loaded with weapons entered the Green Zone in Baghdad after obtaining official approval, and the sources said that the military convoys of 15 tankers Carrying “Hummer” wheels, American materiel and weapons entered the fortified area in the middle of the Iraqi capital after the growing concern of the United States about the attacks on military bases and its embassy in Baghdad. These reinforcements come after ten missile attacks targeting bases that include American soldiers or the embassy. American in the heavily fortified Green Zone, central Baghdad3.3.3.3SAC.jpg

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For the gurus.... This is it, they are trucking in the coins... It's Friday and church day, they will be handing out pamphlets on how to spend a coin and the big screens will be flashing giant images of 1 dinar bills... Whew, okay I got carried away there.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, bostonangler said:

Whew, okay I got carried away there.

 

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A security source revealed, Wednesday, the full position of the bombings that took place in Baghdad today, while noting that the final outcome reached 21 wounded.

The source said in an interview with Alsumaria News, that "the complete security situation for the explosions that took place in Baghdad today, two civilians were injured by an explosive device inside a motorcycle in the Al-Amin area, and three civilians were wounded when an explosive device exploded within the Maalaf area."
 
He added that "four civilians were wounded by an explosive device in the Al-Shaab area, and four civilians were wounded by a motorcycle explosion near a popular stadium in Sadr City," noting that "three civilians, including a woman, were wounded by a motorcycle explosion in Sadr City as well."
 
He added, "Three civilians were also wounded by a motorcycle explosion in the Al-Baladiyat district," noting that "the final result of these explosions reached 21 wounded, including one woman."
 
 
It is noteworthy that Baghdad witnesses, from time to time, car bombs, explosive devices and explosive belts, in addition to separate attacks targeting civilians and members of the security services in separate areas of it, which resulted in dozens of people being killed and wounded, according to security sources.
 
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An Iraqi official clarifies the reality of the deployment of American forces in Nineveh and Diyala

An Iraqi official clarifies the reality of the deployment of American forces in Nineveh and Diyala
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 December 26, 2019 09:49 PM

 

Direct: The spokesperson for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, explained the reality of the deployment of American forces in Nineveh and Diyala provinces in northern Iraq .

And Abdul Karim Khalaf, in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency "conscious", today, Thursday, that the news of the deployment of American forces in two districts in Nineveh and Diyala provinces is false and lacks credibility and accuracy .

He added, that the Iraqi army is deployed in the aforementioned two courts, stressing that sometimes we seek the help of the international coalition forces to provide air support only .

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