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08 juin 2020 | 23h42 UTC

Iraq: Rocket hits near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) June 8

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

Rocket hits near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) on June 8; no casualties or damages reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12h00 until 10/6/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad

Event

A rocket attack has been reported in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport (BGW) on Monday evening (local time), June 8. The Iraqi military stated that the rocket was launched from the south of the airport, striking close to the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition. Security forces have initiated a search operation to uncover the perpetrators. There were no reported casualties or damages. The attack is the first to target the airport since May 6, during which three katyusha rockets landed in the airport's perimeter, hitting the US Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) compound.

Similar attacks targeting US facilities are possible in Iraq over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad 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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