Iraq: Rocket Attack Kills 2 U.S. Soldiers, Briton; Increased Tensions Likely

Mar 11, 2020 | 21:49 GMT

A barrage of rockets killed two American soldiers and one British servicemember while injuring at least 11 more individuals at Taji base in Iraq, just north of Baghdad. No group has claimed credit for the attack, but a U.S. military source implicitly blamed Iranian-backed Iraqi militias. Initial unconfirmed reports indicate the U.S. military responded with airstrikes directed against Iranian-backed Iraqi targets along the Iraq-Syria border. The killing of American troops significantly raises the likelihood of a further military escalation within Iraq, or potentially even Iran, in the coming days....

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