The Iraqi military said two Katyusha rockets landed at the edge of Baghdad International Airport on Thursday without causing casualties.
The attack took place in the evening when two rockets were fired from Radhwaniyah area southwest of the capital, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the rocket attack, but Baghdad airport and the Iraqi military bases housing United States troops across Iraq, as well as the United States embassy in the Green Zone, have been frequently targeted by mortar and rocket attacks.
The Iraqi-United States relations have witnessed a tension since Jan. 3 when a United States drone struck a convoy at Baghdad airport, which killed Qassem Soleimani, former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy chief of Iraq’s paramilitary Hashd Shaabi forces.
The United States airstrike prompted the Iraqi parliament on Jan. 5 to pass a resolution requiring the government to end the presence of foreign forces in the country.
More than 5,000 United States troops have been deployed in Iraq to support the Iraqi forces in the battles against the Islamic State militants, mainly for training and advisory purposes.
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