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24 Jul 2020 | 06:53 PM UTC

Iraq: Reports of rocket attack on Besmaya Range Complex near Baghdad July 24

Iraq News Alert

Reports of rocket attack on Besmaya Range Complex near Baghdad on July 24; no reports of casualties

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/24/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/27/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad


Local sources report of multiple rockets being fired on the Besmaya Range Complex near Baghdad at approximately 20:10 (local time) on Friday, July 24. According to sources, a reported four Katyusha rockets struck targets inside the complex, causing damage to a warehouse and caravans belonging to the complex's protection regiment. No injuries were immediately reported.

Similar attacks targeting the Besmaya Range Complex are possible over the near term.  


Individuals near the Besmaya Range Complex and surrounding areas are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits.

Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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