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Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Mar 11 16:20:35
2 Americans and 1 Brit killed in rocket attack.
Nimatzo
iChihuaha
Wed Mar 11 16:23:20
http://edi...-iraq-rocket-attack/index.html
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Wed Mar 11 16:32:50
FakeNews?
Average Ameriacn
Member
Wed Mar 11 16:39:09
Bring the boys home. We need them to fight coroni here in the USA, we need every able man to search for illegal Asians and throw them above the wall back to Mexico where they came from.
Paramount
Member
Wed Mar 11 17:24:20
Didn’t Iraq tell the US to leave?

If they defy Iraqs order then the US soldiers are there on their own risk, right?
kargen
Member
Wed Mar 11 17:51:08
No formal notice of withdrawal has been given. The parliament passed a resolution for US troops to withdraw but that doesn't make it binding and there was no timetable attached to the resolution.
Habebe
Member
Wed Mar 11 18:40:49
Iraq and SA should be able to strike at Iran soon, we shoyld pull out now and let nature take its course.
sam adams
Member
Wed Mar 11 18:41:00
Tine for another iranian general to get his 72 virgins.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Thu Mar 12 02:54:21
Seriously though... Has Trump said why US troops are still in Iraq? Doesn't he want to leave.
jergul
large member
Thu Mar 12 02:56:14
Kargen
Seems like some people in Iraq lack your nuanced understanding of what resolution means.

You should make sure you inform the widows of your perspective.
Average Ameriacn
Member
Thu Mar 12 18:55:47
No virus can stop our military!

http://www...e-members-defense-official.amp

US, coalition forces launch strikes targeting Iran-backed militias after deadly rocket attack, official says

The U.S. military launched multiple strikes using coalition warplanes targeting multiple bases used by Iranian-backed Shia militias believed to be behind the rocket attack on Camp Taji, Iraq, the day before that killed two Americans and one British soldier, a senior U.S. military source told Fox News.

The launch began after 1 a.m. Baghdad time.

IRAN LIKELY BEHIND ATTACK THAT KILLED AMERICANS IN IRAQ: US GENERAL

The U.S. military strike was “proportional,” according to the U.S. military source, and hit multiple bases used by the Kata’eb Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia that fired 30 Katyusha rockets yesterday at the Taji Base, which housed American and British troops. Of the 12 troops wounded yesterday, five are in serious condition.


“The U.S. does not want to escalate the conflict with Iran,” the U.S. military source told Fox News, but wanted to send a deterrent message, according to a message telegraphed by the Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs during a briefing to Pentagon press earlier Thursday. President Trump authorized the strike earlier in the day.

The Pentagon released a statement following the strikes, confirming that they were conducted in response to the rocket attacks on Wednesday.

"Earlier this evening, the United States conducted defensive precision strikes against Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) facilities across Iraq," the Defense Department said. "These strikes targeted five weapon storage facilities to significantly degrade their ability to conduct future attacks against Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces. These weapons storage facilities include facilities that housed weapons used to target U.S. and coalition troops."

"These strikes were defensive, proportional, and in direct response to the threat posed by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups (SMG) who continue to attack bases hosting OIR coalition forces," the Pentagon added.

ROCKET FIRE HITS BASE IN IRAQ HOUSING US TROOPS, KILLING 2 AMERICANS, 1 BRITON, MILITARY SAYS

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said: “The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests, or our allies. As we have demonstrated in recent months, we will take any action necessary to protect our forces in Iraq and the region."

The U.S. has two aircraft carriers in the region: USS Harry S Truman in the Arabian Sea and USS Dwight D Eisenhower in the Red Sea. But these strikes did not involve Tomahawk cruise missiles, Fox News is told, just multiple aircraft, but it is not clear what jets were used and from which bases they launched.

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The U.S. Air Force keeps dozens of fighter jets in Qatar and the UAE and B1 bombers in Saudi Arabia.
Allahuakbar
Member
Sat Mar 14 04:51:53
Leave now!

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Multiple rockets fall inside Iraq's Taji base

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Multiple rockets fell on Saturday morning inside Iraq’s Taji military base that houses U.S.-led coalition troops, for the second time in a week, security sources told Reuters.

An Iraqi colonel inside the base told Reuters he heard at least 10 rockets hit the base and said he could now hear sirens blaring.

A similar rocket attack on Wednesday on Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Baghdad, killed two U.S. troops and a British soldier, prompting Washington to launch retaliatory air strikes on Thursday that killed six Iraqis.

The United States blamed the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah Iraqi militia for the attack on Wednesday and said its air strikes targeted the group. But the official Iraqi casualty figures showed three Iraqi soldiers, two policemen, one civilian and no militiamen had been killed.

Iraq condemned the U.S. air strikes on Friday, saying they were a violation of sovereignty and targeted aggression against its regular armed forces.

Longstanding antagonism between the United States and Iran has mostly played out on Iraqi soil in recent months.
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