Worldwide News: On March 13, Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said in a briefing that three U.S. service members in coalition with Iraqi forces at Camp Taji, Iraq, terribly got injured in a Katuyusha rocket attack on U.S. The service members after being extremely wounded, have been under a good treatment at the U.S. military hospital at Baghdad International Airport. However, besides the following injured ones, Iraqi forces were also wounded in the attack, Hoffman further acknowledged.
Moreover, explaining in details Hoffman noted that Iraqi forces in a response to the attack have made an initial arrest where U.S. officials are doing investigations with them on the attack that remained three U.S service members wounded.
The attack follows a March 11 rocket attack that killed three — two Americans and a British medic — and wounded 14 more. U.S. Central Command officials said that attack was launched by Iranian-backed militia Kataeb Hezbollah.
‘Responding to this attack on an Iraqi base that hosts coalition forces supporting the Iraqi fight against ISIS, we carried out precision defensive strikes to degrade and eradicate advanced conventional weapons which Iranian backers provided them to Kataeb Hezbollah”. During a Pentagon briefing, Centcom Commander Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie said on Friday.
Around 20 miles situated Camp Taji in north of Baghdad is considered to be the main training base for Iraqi security forces. ”You cannot carry out any attack and injure American service members and get away with it, we will hold them to account,” Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper. during a briefing last week explained.
During World War II, Soviet forces developed the Katyusha rocket which is generally a truck-mounted, highly mobile rocket artillery system