More than 15 small Katyusha rockets impacted Iraq’s Camp Taji base hosting Coalition troops at 7:35 p.m. (Iraq Time) on March 11.
The rocket attack was confirmed by Col. Myles B. Caggins III, a spokesman with the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF–OIR). According to him, the assessment and investigation are ongoing.
The Coalition @CJTFOIR confirms more than 15 small rockets impacted Iraq’s Camp Taji base hosting Coalition troops, March 11 at 7:35 p.m. (Iraq Time). Assessment and investigation ongoing, follow @OIRSpox & @SecMedCell for updates. https://t.co/oNgNfCEYG7
— OIR Spokesman Col. Myles B. Caggins III (@OIRSpox) March 11, 2020
Jennifer Griffin, National Security Correspondent for Fox News, has tweeted out that two Americans and one Briton was killed in the attack. She added that the U.S. military is still treating the wounded right now, which numbers more than 11.
According to the Iraqi Army, a Kia Bongo flatbed truck with Katyusha rocket launcher platform, with three un-launched rockets, was found south of the Rashidiya area.
سقوط عشرة صواريخ كاتيوشا داخل معسكر التاجي بدون خسائر , تم العثور على عجلة نوع كيا بنكو تحمل منصة صواريخ فيها ثلاث صواريخ متبقية جنوب منطقة الراشدية. pic.twitter.com/onxirvQgTs
— خلية الإعلام الأمني🇮🇶 (@SecMedCell) March 11, 2020
Camp Taji, located 27 km (17 mi) north of capital Baghdad, houses joint forces including Iraqi and American soldiers as well as other foreign forces from the U.S.-led international coalition. The camp is also known as Camp Cooke.
The camp has been hit in the past by Katyusha rockets fired by Iranian-allied militias, including Kataeb Hezbollah. The camp was also hit by Iranian ballistic missiles in January during the U.S.-Iranian confrontation following the assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani by the U.S. forces.