Two missiles fell in the Iraqi province of Salah-ed-Din near the Balad airbase, where the US military is stationed, there were no casualties, a source in the Iraqi security organs told RIA Novosti.
“Two missiles fell near the outer fence of the base, there were no casualties,” the source said.
The missiles were launched from the al-Dojam area in Diyala province, according to a statement from the Iraqi security agency.
Fox News, citing sources, reported in late February that the United States had warned its troops in Iraq about an increased level of danger against the backdrop of a strike in Syria. In addition, private contractors of the Pentagon in Iraq have also transferred their employees to a special work schedule, the channel reported.
For example, at the air force base “Balad” from 18.30 to 5.00 only the most important movements are allowed.
On January 5, 2020, the Iraqi parliament voted by a majority vote for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country, and also spoke in favor of revising the format of cooperation with the US-led international anti-terrorist coalition. These measures were a response to the US operation in the area of Baghdad’s international airport, as a result of which on the night of January 3 of the same year the Iranian general, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special forces Qasem Suleimani and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed.
After these events, the international coalition led by the United States handed over to the Iraqi military a number of facilities where the American military had previously been deployed, including a number of air bases and the headquarters of the coalition’s military advisers.