Iraqi military sources confirmed Wednesday that Katyusha rockets hit Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport and west of Baghdad.
So far, no damage or casualties were reported from the Iraq attack, the third in as many days. This series of attacks started on Monday, the anniversary of a U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian general Qassim Soleimani in Baghdad two years ago.
According to The Associated Press reports via Haaretz:
“According to an Iraqi officer, an Iraqi base housing U.S. troops in the western Anbar province was hit with five Katyusha rockets on Wednesday evening; three other rockets fell outside the base’s parameter. The officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said U.S.-led coalition forces at the base were forced into shelters by the barrage.”
An Iraqi military statement said it found a rocket launcher with one rocket in al-Jihad district in western Baghdad near the airport.
And the closest impact was around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the base, the official added. Iraqi army officials told Reuters the rounds fired were Katyusha rockets.
Deep State Rabbithole noted in their report:
There have been warnings from U.S. officials recently of future attacks by Iran-backed proxies in retaliation for the killing of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF) Commander Qassem Soleimani by U.S. forces in 2020. The IRGC-QF is a U.S.-designated terrorist organization.
The current attack follows a foiled attack that took place yesterday, January 4th, where two exposive-laden drones were successfully shot down by Iraq’s air defenses as they were approaching the Ain al-Asad airbase, which houses U.S. troops.
Another attempted attack took place on January 3rd, in which Iraqi air defenses took down two drones just as they were approaching a base housing U.S. forces near Baghdad’s international airport.
Iran and their terrorist proxy groups have become emboldened since Joe Biden took office, obviously not fearing any sort of response from the weak administration for their actions. While the Trump administration was tough on the terrorist country, Biden wants to reenter the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal in attempts to placate the regime.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confirmed in his speech in late 2021 that Iran isn’t going to stop in its quest to obtain a nuclear bomb. Bennett is preparing to take action against Iran as it was rapidly approaching the point of having enough nuclear material to build a bomb.
“Iran’s nuclear weapon program is at a critical point. All red lines have been crossed. Inspections — ignored. All wishful-thinking — proven false,” Bennett said.
“Iran is currently violating the IAEAs safeguard agreements — and it’s getting away with it. They harass inspectors and sabotage their investigations — and they’re getting away with it. They enrich Uranium to the level of 60 percent, which is only one step short of weapons-grade material — and they’re getting away with it,” he added.
“Evidence which clearly proves Iran’s intentions for nuclear weapons in secret sites in Turquzabad, Teheran & Marivan — is ignored,” he continued. “Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment. And so has our tolerance.”
“Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning. There are those in the world who seem to view Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons as an inevitable reality, as a done deal, or they’ve just become tired of hearing about it.”
“Israel doesn’t have that privilege. We cannot tire. We will not tire. Israel will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”