CAIRO. Part of the Baghdad international airport, where American troops are stationed, was attacked on Monday evening with the help of drones. This was reported by Sky News Arabia.
The consequences of these strikes have not yet been reported. Details of the incident are being investigated.
Iraqi military installations, including those where foreign troops are stationed, have repeatedly been subjected to rocket attacks and drone strikes, resulting in deaths and injuries. Similar attacks were carried out more than once against the carefully guarded “green zone” of Baghdad, where the American embassy is located along with other diplomatic missions. Repeatedly, their goal was also the air harbor of the Iraqi capital.
Washington believes that several Shiite paramilitary groups are behind the attacks, including the pro-Iranian group Kataib Hezbollah, which has repeatedly threatened to strike US troops in Iraq if they do not leave the Arab country in accordance with a resolution adopted by the parliament of the Arab Republic. It was approved by lawmakers after the death in January 2020 in a US Air Force strike near the Baghdad airport of the commander of the special forces “Al-Quds” of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (elite units of the Iranian Armed Forces) Qasem Suleimani and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia “Al-Hashd al-Shaabi” Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.