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19 juin 2019 | 05h53 UTC

Iraq: Suspected rocket attack in Basra June 19

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

Multiple suspected rockets land in Basra near oil facilities on June 19, wounding at least three Iraqi nationals; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 19/6/2019, 12h00 until 19/6/2019, 11h59 (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Basra

Event

At least two suspected rockets landed on the grounds of the Iraqi Drilling Company in Burjisiya near Basra on the morning (local time) of Wednesday, June 19. The incident occurred at approximately 03:50. According to initial reports, at least three Iraqi nationals were wounded in the blasts. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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

Context

According to local sources, Iranian-backed militias are suspected of being responsible for firing the rockets. The incident occurred after the US recently announced plans to deploy an additional 1000 soldiers into the region and accused Iran of being involved in attacks targeting two tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

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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