first published on March 13, 2020 by Will
Iranian proxies operating in Iraq filmed one of the five airstrikes carried out in a US/UK retaliatory response to a deadly Kataib Hezbollah rocket attack that killed both American and British troops.
The proxy rocket attack occurred on March 11, 7:35 p.m. local time, in which 15 or more 107 mm rockets impacted Camp Taji, just north of Baghdad. Two US service members and one UK troop were killed. An additional dozen or more US troops were wounded as well, some of them significantly.
The US retaliatory strikes, like the one in the following video, were said to have targeted Kataib Hezbollah weapons and ammunition storage facilities across Iraq, with the intent to diminish the Iranian-led group’s ability to carry out further attacks against US-led coalition forces in Iraq.