US-led coalition closing several bases in Iraq following rocket attacks

  16 March 2020    Read: 873
US-led coalition closing several bases in Iraq following rocket attacks

The US-led coalition against Daesh is departing from several of its smaller bases in Iraq after several recent rocket attacks against them, AzVision.az reports citing Sputnik. 

"As a result of the success of Iraqi Security Forces in their fight against Daesh*, the Coalition is re-positioning troops from a few smaller bases," the coalition said as quoted by CNN. "These bases remain under Iraqi control and we will continue our advising partnership for the permanent defeat of Daesh* from other Iraqi military bases."

Earlier this month, two rocket attacks hit coalition troops near Baghdad, killing two American soldiers and a British servicewoman. It prompted massive strikes against the local Shia militants by the US-led coalition. 

The attacks against the coalition forces came after the US had announced that it would move air and missile defence systems into Iraq to defend against ballistic missile and drone threats.


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