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30 Aug 2020 | 06:41 PM UTC

Iraq: Reports of rocket fire near Baghdad International Airport August 30

Iraq News Alert

Reports of rocket fire impacting near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) on August 30; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/30/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/1/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad, Baghdad International Airport (BGW)

Event

At least two Katyusha rockets impacted near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) at 19:40 (local time) on Sunday, August 30, in the immediate vicinity of Camp Victory. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or disruptions to civilian air operations at BGW in relation to the incident.

Similar attacks targeting the vicinity of BGW are possible over the near term.

Context

The last reported use of rocket fire against BGW occurred on August 18 when two rockets landed in the vicinity of Camp Victory. Such attacks have increased in Baghdad in the past days following a brief lull and these have been attributed to pro-Iranian militias.

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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