3 Rockets Strike Near Baghdad Airport: Iraqi Military

The Iraqi Military said three Katyusha rockets struck near the military sector of the Baghdad airport early hours of Wednesday but caused no casualties was recorded.

The incident took place few hours before an extraordinary parliament session that will vote in the proposed government of the elected prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s  is the third premier candidate to be chosen since Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned in December.

The Katyusha  launching pad from the attack was discovered shortly by Iraqi security forces later at the al-Barkiya area, west of Baghdad. No group has claimed responsibility yet.

An Iraqi security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said one of the rockets struck close to Iraqi forces at the military airport, another near Camp Cropper, once a U.S. detention facility, and the last near to where U.S. forces are stationed at the base. Sadaam Hussein was held in Camp Cropper prison prior to his execution.

Source: thestar.com

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