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Troops describe night of fire from shadowy Iraqi militants | Defense One

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Troops describe night of fire from shadowy Iraqi militants | Defense One
Photo by Airman Mikayla Heineck

Exactly 9:30 in the evening, a rocket struck Erbil base in Iraq, leaving soldiers with only a few seconds to save themselves. The explosions set two barracks on fire, leaving several troops with injuries and one U.S.-employed contractor killed. The attack was quickly claimed by a group widely believed to be linked to Iran. The attack came as a shock as the city had been relatively safe and peaceful.

Source: https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2021/02/troops-describe-night-fire-shadowy-iraqi-militants/172172/