Rockets hit near Baghdad airport, launcher with timer found

Source: Reuters - View Original Article
Published: May 06, 2020
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71% Liberal


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Iran

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95% "It says this is because Iraqi forces are now mostly able to fight IS remnants on their own. Iraqi lawmakers are set to vote on ..."
73% "Iraq faces the COVID-19 pandemic, a looming economic crisis and increased security threats, including the U.S.-Iran standoff and a resurging Islamic State, without a ..."
71% "Tension between the United States and Iran has ramped up over the last year, culminating in the U.S. killing of Iranian military mastermind Qassem ..."
68% "After Wednesday's attack the military said it found a rocket launcher with a timer in a rural area in western Baghdad, and there were ..."
65% "The U.S.-led coalition that is in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants has begun to reduce troop numbers and moved soldiers into fewer bases.""
62% "Rocket attacks have also hit near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, with at least one direct hit on the compound.""
51% "Iran-backed paramilitary groups vow to avenge their deaths and rocket attacks on bases hosting U.S. troops have persisted.""
-54% "It has been without a prime minister since Adel Abdul Mahdi, who remains in a caretaker capacity, resigned amid anti-government protests in November.""

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

95% : It says this is because Iraqi forces are now mostly able to fight IS remnants on their own. Iraqi lawmakers are set to vote on a new government presented by Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi later on Wednesday.
73% : Iraq faces the COVID-19 pandemic, a looming economic crisis and increased security threats, including the U.S.-Iran standoff and a resurging Islamic State, without a sitting government.
71% : Tension between the United States and Iran has ramped up over the last year, culminating in the U.S. killing of Iranian military mastermind Qassem Soleimani and Iraq's paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike at Baghdad airport in January.
68% : After Wednesday's attack the military said it found a rocket launcher with a timer in a rural area in western Baghdad, and there were no reported damages or casualties.
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65% : The U.S.-led coalition that is in Iraq to fight Islamic State militants has begun to reduce troop numbers and moved soldiers into fewer bases.
62% : Rocket attacks have also hit near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, with at least one direct hit on the compound.
51% : Iran-backed paramilitary groups vow to avenge their deaths and rocket attacks on bases hosting U.S. troops have persisted.
46% : The United States blames a series of rocket attacks near or on bases hosting its troops this year on Iran-aligned militia groups, although those groups have not claimed them.
46% : It has been without a prime minister since Adel Abdul Mahdi, who remains in a caretaker capacity, resigned amid anti-government protests in November.
24% : Security officials said it was not immediately clear whether a military base hosting U.S. troops next to the airport was the target.
16% : Three Katyusha rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday but caused no damage or casualties, the Iraqi military said.
15% : IS has stepped up attacks this month including one that killed at least 10 paramilitaries in the northern province of Salahuddin, according to paramilitary and security statements.
10% : There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
6% : The rockets were fired from the Bakriya neighbourhood, about 6 km (4 miles) northeast of the airport, and security forces were deployed to search the area, security sources said.

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