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17 Jun 2019 | 11:12 PM UTC

Iraq: Projectiles fall on base hosting US soldiers north of Baghdad June 17

Iraq News Alert

Projectiles fall on Taji base, north of Baghdad, hosting US soldiers June 17; no claim of responsibility immediately reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Taji

Event

Three projectiles fell around Taji base, north of Baghdad, late (local time) on Monday, June 17. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident, which prompted sirens to blare on the base - host to US soldiers. No casualties were reported. The incident notably comes amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

Similar incidents are possible in the area over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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