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Rocket Attack In Iraq Kills Americans And British Personnel, Reprisal Strikes May Be Underway

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A rocket attack in Iraq has killed at least two Americans and British military personnel.

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued the following statement regarding the attack on Taji:

“The Foreign Secretary has spoken to the US Secretary of State and we will continue to liaise with our international partners to fully understand the details of this abhorrent attack.”

According to the Drive

personnel, as well as a member of the U.K. armed forces, have reportedly died in a rocket attack on Taji Air Base in Iraq. There are said to be multiple additional casualties and there are already reports emerging that the United States may have struck bases housing Iranian forces and their regional proxies in neighboring Syria in response.

The attack took place sometime between 7:30 and 8:00 PM local time on Mar. 11, 2020, at Taji, which is situated around 15 miles northwest of the center of Baghdad. The attackers fired approximately 15 unguided rockets from an improvised truck-mounted launcher, which Iraqi security forces subsequently found abandoned. 

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