At least five rockets have reportedly hit a bases that houses US and British troops in Baghdad, local reports suggested Tuesday.
The rockets are said to have struck the al-Taji military base, situated 30km north of Baghdad, on Tuesday evening though there is no word of how many casualties were inflicted or how severely the base was damaged.
Sirens were also heard ringing out at the US consulate in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to Al Ghad TV.
However some reports suggest the purported strike may have just been a siren drill.
The alleged strike occurred just hours after a flurry of US airstrikes were carried out on militia bases in Western Iraq and Syria, targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a paramilitary umbrella group that is part of the Iraqi government.
US forces were said to be specifically targeting the Kataib Hezbollah (KH), a faction within the PMU, in response to repeated attacks against US-led coalition forces in Iraq.
The targeted three KH bases in Iraq and two in Syria, under the belief each of the locations ‘included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on coalition forces.’