Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
The Iraqi army said that a missile landed in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport today, Monday. The army added that the missile was launched from an area south of the airport, and that there were no reports of material or human casualties.
Since October 2019, Iraq has witnessed about 30 attacks targeting US military and diplomatic interests, but missile attacks have become more rare in recent months.
The new missile attack comes three days before US-Iraqi talks, due to be conducted over the Internet because of the new Corona virus, as part of a “strategic dialogue” aimed at reshaping cooperation between the two countries, especially at the military level.
In a brief statement, the “Security Media Cell” announced that a missile had landed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport, and it was found that it was launched from the Arab Khudair region south of Baghdad Airport, where security forces began a search operation to search for the elements that carried out this terrorist act.
For his part, a military source told AFP that the missile “did not result in any injuries or damage.”
It is located in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, a military base used by Iraqi and American soldiers.
Baghdad International Airport remains closed due to measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has officially claimed the lives of nearly 400 people, out of more than 13,000 injured.
No one has claimed responsibility for any of the missile attacks on US interests, but Washington has accused the Iraqi armed militias loyal to Iran of being responsible for these attacks.