İrem GÖL -TDO- According to Al Jazeera, three rockets have struck a military complex near Baghdad’s international airport that is used by US troops and diplomats. There are no casualties reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which came hours ahead of a Parliament session that will vote on the proposed government of the latest prime minister-designate, Mustafa al-Kadhimi.
Iraqi security forces later discovered the launching pad for the rockets in the al-Barkiya area, west of the capital Baghdad. An Iraqi security official, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said one of the rockets struck close to Iraqi forces at the military airport, another near Camp Cropper, once a US detention facility, and the last near to where US forces are stationed at the base. Another security source told AFP news agency that the target was "the headquarters of the counter-terrorism service, where American troops are based".