he US carried out airstrikes on a Iraqi militia base in Anbar province near the Syrian border on Thursday. Three coalition soldiers, including two Americans, were killed in this rocket attack. Spokesperson Miles Coggins said in a statement Wednesday that the US-led coalition forces said more than 15 small rockets attacked the Tajia military base in Iraq.
Coggins tweeted that on March 11 at 7:35 pm (Iraq Time), the coalition (the International Alliance for Operation Inherent Resolution) confirms more than 15 small rockets, which affected Iraq’s Camp Tajji’s host of coalition forces .
An American soldier, a British soldier and an American contractor were killed on Wednesday, an American official said, adding that the deadliest rocket attack on an Iraqi military base killed foreign troops. A war watchdog said the attack was expected to lead to a dangerous attack, with US-led coalition airstrikes quickly targeting Iran-aligned Iraqi fighters in neighboring Syria
On Wednesday evening a volley of 18 rockets was attacked at Tajia Air Base, north of Baghdad, which hosts troops helping local forces battle jihadists from the US-led coalition. A coalition statement said that three of its personnel were killed and another 12 were injured, but it did not confer nationality. However, an American official told news agency AFP that the dead included two Americans and a British citizen. The Iraqi army said the rockets were fired from the back of a truck, but did not comment on any casualties.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab condemned the attack in a telephone call.