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2020-02-14 Iraq
Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting US troops
[Aljazeera] A rocket attack has slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where US troops are stationed, security sources said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, AFP news agency citing Iraqi and US security sources reported on Thursday.

Three separate Iraqi security sources told AFP that the Katyusha rocket hit the K1 base at around 8:45pm local time (1745 GMT) and US military aircraft immediately began flying low over the area.

It was the first attack on the K1 base since December 27, when a volley of about 30 rockets killed a US contractor there, which Washington blamed on Kataib Hezbollah, an Iraqi military faction close to Iran.

The US then carried out retaliatory attacks that killed 25 Kataib Hezbollah fighters.

Days later, another strike killed the head of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani and Kataib Hezbollah cofounder, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-14 02:15|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6550 views ]  Top
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#1 Meanwhile back in the Senate.

Or, Where the fk are our missles defences.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-02-14 09:45||   2020-02-14 09:45|| Front Page Top

#2 It is my understanding is that Iraq will not permit the US to bring these systems into country. If that is correct, we should pull everyone out immediately.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-14 09:50||   2020-02-14 09:50|| Front Page Top

#3 What are our troops even doing there in the first place?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-14 14:17||   2020-02-14 14:17|| Front Page Top

#4 Protecting... Iraq from Iran?
Protecting... Iraqis from other Iraqis?
Protecting... themselves?
Protecting... nothing?

or something like that, maybe, I guess
Posted by Lex 2020-02-14 14:25||   2020-02-14 14:25|| Front Page Top

#5 Exactly. Nobody knows.

US elites are just playing the game of thrones and having a fantastic time doing it. That they are spending our blood and treasure - come on, you think they give a shit about us deplorables?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-14 17:51||   2020-02-14 17:51|| Front Page Top

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