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The ‘miraculous’ escape of United States troops at Iraqi base attacked by Iran

The ‘miraculous’ escape of United States troops at Iraqi base attacked by Iran”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he was "outraged" by another missile attack on an Iraqi airbase where US forces have been stationed, as neighbouring Iran signalled a wish to deescalate tensions.

According to Iraqi media, the attack involved eight Russian-made Katyusha rockets hitting the airbase, causing explosions that injured four Iraqi personnel.

The United States on January 3 killed General Qasem Solemani, the powerful commander of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, after a series of rocket attacks on the U.S. military and vandalism of the USA embassy.

Thousands are of Iraqis still gathering in separate anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad's Tahrir Square in protests that started on October 1 - potentially setting the stage for rival groups to clash.

The move came after Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps' elite Quds Force, was assassinated in a USA drone strike on January 3 outside Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. It didn't appear any USA soldiers or citizens were injured in the attack.

The United States did not have Patriot air defenses at the base, putting the onus on local commanders to protect their troops. Soleimani was the head of the elite Quds Force. The strike meant to reduce the chances of an armed conflict with Iran President Donald Trump, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.

On Sunday, Esper and national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, said on nationally televised TV that Iran may have struck more than just the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

There are believed to be 45 New Zealanders located at Camp Taji. Several soldiers said one of their numbers had come very close to being blown up inside a shelter behind the blast walls. "So I think this has been a Washington thing-when we tell the American people there was exquisite intelligence and there was going to be an attack on Americans, we had to stop that".



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