Al-Mayadeen, a Saudi television channel, reported early on Monday, a rocket had just hit a K-1 air base in the northern city of Kirkuk.
Accordingly, a rocket landed on the area of a military base where US troops were stationed. According to information from this channel, currently US aircraft began to strengthen patrols in the city of Kirkuk. There were no casualties and damage in this shelling.
In recent months, bases with American troops have been repeatedly attacked by rockets and mortars.
The Iraqi army said the culprits were being searched, at the scene discovered a launch pad with 11 unreleased missiles.
The situation became tense at the end of last year, when US troops attacked Shiite Kataib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq. The Pentagon said it was in response to the group’s attack on a base near the city of Kirkuk, Iraq.
Later, supporters of the movement began attacking the US embassy in Baghdad. On January 3, the United States conducted an air campaign in Baghdad International Airport, prompting General Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Forces (IRGC) and Deputy Commander of the Force. Iraqi People’s Mobilization of Shia (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis died.
Washington believes these figures are involved in organizing the attack on the US embassy. In retaliation for General Soleimani, on the morning of January 8, Iran launched dozens of missiles against US military operations facilities in Erbil city and Ayn al-Asad air base in Iraq.