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Update: First casualties reported from latest rocket attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops

Published 2020-03-14 12:37:28 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The joint military operations command in Iraq announced on Saturday morning that the Taji Base, which includes foreign forces north of Baghdad, was attacked by multiple rockets. According to the joint military operations command, at least two military personnel were wounded by the the rocket strikes. The two military personnel are currently in critical condition and have since been transferred to a hospital to treat their wounds. The Iraqi News Agency quoted a spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, as saying, “The initial result of the bombing is two wounded people… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, Taji, US

Watch: Russian Tu-142 intercepts US submarines

Published 2020-03-14 12:05:28 by News Desk in World-News

Two Russian strategic bombers flew over American submarines and a US military camp called Seadragon in the Arctic, according to reports. In a video, shared by Airboyd, two Tu-142 maritime reconnaissance planes are seen escorted by North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) aircraft. According to the description, the incident occurred in international airspace over the Beaufort Sea on 9 March, and the Russian planes stayed at least 50 nautical miles away from the Alaskan coast and did not enter American or Canadian sovereign airspace.   Source: Sputnik

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Tags: Arctic, Russia, US

Several rockets hit Iraqi base housing US troops

Published 2020-03-14 11:33:04 by News Desk in Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – Several rockets were fired towards the Taji Base this morning, causing a number of explosions in and around the installation. According to reports, over ten rockets struck the Taji Base north of Baghdad, the same installation that was targeted earlier this week. No casualties have been reported. Earlier this week, as many as 18 rockets were fired at the Taji Base, killing at least three military personnel, two American and one Brit. The U.S. Central Command blamed the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah forces, who they later targeted in a series of airstrikes on Thursday evening.

Tags: Iraq, Taji

Syria removes Turkish points to reopen Hama-Aleppo Highway for first time in 8 years

Published 2020-03-14 10:42:01 by News Desk in Syria

The international highway of Hama-Aleppo at Ma’ar Hatat region was reopened on Friday after the government removed the barricades and barriers set up by the Turkish military. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), government repair crews removed the Turkish military barriers in the area Ma’ar Hatat between Khan Sheikhoun and Ma’arat al-Numan, paving the way for the reopening of the highway on Friday. A SANA reporter added that a number of Turkish soldiers still occupy some houses in the area, as they have only moved off the highway. The Syrian government is preparing to fully reopen the Aleppo-Damascus… Read on ->

Tags: Aleppo, Hama, Syria

Video footage of US attack on Kataib Hezbollah sites in Iraq

Published 2020-03-14 10:18:37 by News Desk in Iraq

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The US military conducted retaliatory airstrikes across Iraq, targeting facilities of the Kataib Hezbollah, attempting to destroy weapons allegedly used by Iran-backed militias against coalition forces. The US Department of Defence said in a statement that Thursday’s strikes were “defensive, proportional, and in direct response” to the threat posed by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups. ​Several short clips alleging the Pentagon’s responsive strikes surfaced on social media later in the day. The first vague and shaky video shows the alleged moment of a projectile’s detonation. An eyewitness who caught the bombardment on video, attempts to flee the dangerous area. ​Another clip is more dubious. In a… Read on ->

Tags: Iraq, US

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