Iraq: Two American Soldiers Killed in Strike Reportedly by Hezbollah

March 12, 2020

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At least two Americans and one British soldier were killed and 12 others wounded on Wednesday in a rocket attack against a U.S. military base in Iraq.

Camp Taji, located just north of Baghdad, was hit by 18 rockets, according to Politico. The Americans killed were a soldier and a contractor, according to AFP.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the strike as “abhorrent.”

“Our servicemen and women work tirelessly every day to uphold security and stability in the region — their presence makes us all safer,” Johnson said. “The foreign secretary has spoken to the U.S. secretary of state and we will continue to liaise with our international partners to fully understand the details of this abhorrent attack.”

The perpetrators are believed to be Kataib Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy Iraqi militia. Kataib Hezbollah also is believed to be responsible for a Dec. 27 rocket strike against the U.S. military base in Kirkuk, Iraq, which killed an American contractor.

This report first appeared in the Jewish Journal.

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