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13 Jun 2020 | 08:13 PM UTC

Iraq: Rocket fire impacts military base north of Baghdad June 13

Iraq News Alert

Rocket fire impacts military base north of Baghdad on June 13; no immediate reports of casualties and damage, further attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad, Taji

Event

On Saturday, June 13, at approximately 21:20 (local sources) at least one Katyusha rocket impacted a military base north of Baghdad. Local sources indicate that the rocket impacted Camp Taji which also houses US and British troops, located 17km (11mi) north of Baghdad. There are no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages, and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Further details are awaited. Further attacks are possible in the coming hours and days. Heightened security presence should also be anticipated in the area.  

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, 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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