Two rockets focused an airbase at Iraq’s Baghdad airport housing US-led coalition troops on Sunday, within the second such assault in 10 days, the Iraqi military stated.
One of the projectiles was intercepted by the C-RAM counter rocket, artillery and mortar system deployed to guard US troops in Iraq, a safety supply informed AFP.
There was no fast declare of accountability for the assault which the military stated prompted no casualties.
Washington routinely blames Iran-linked Iraqi factions for such assaults on its troops and diplomats.
Sworn foes Tehran and Washington have each had a presence since 2003 in Iraq, the place 2,500 US troops are nonetheless deployed.
Last week, three rockets crashed into the sector of the Baghdad airport base occupied by Iraqi troops, wounding one soldier.
Almost 30 rocket or bomb assaults have focused American pursuits in Iraq — together with troops, the embassy or Iraqi provide convoys to international forces — since President Joe Biden took workplace in January.
Two international contractors, one Iraqi contractor and eight Iraqi civilians have been killed within the strikes.
Dozens of different assaults had been carried out from autumn 2019 beneath the administration of Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump.
The operations are typically claimed by obscure teams that consultants say are smokescreens for Iran-backed organisations lengthy current in Iraq.
The strikes come at a delicate time because the Islamic republic is engaged in talks with world powers geared toward bringing the US again right into a 2015 nuclear deal.
The settlement, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program in change for sanctions reduction, has been on life help since Trump withdrew in 2018.
Pro-Iran Iraqi teams have vowed to ramp up assaults to power out the “occupying” US forces in current months, typically in opposition to Tehran’s needs, based on some consultants.
Baghdad final month reportedly hosted a secret assembly of senior officers from Tehran and US-ally Saudi Arabia.
Iraq, wedged between its jap neighbour Iran and Saudi Arabia to the south, has been angling to turn out to be a mediator.