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02 Jan 2020 | 05:07 PM UTC

Iraq: Rockets reportedly strike military base near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) January 2

At least four rockets strike Iraqi military base near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) January 2; details emerging

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Event

According to police officials, four rockets reportedly struck an Iraqi military base near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) on Thursday, January 2. It is unclear whether the attack resulted in any casualties or damages to the base or the airport. Unconfirmed media sources indicate that two SUVs were directly hit by the rockets. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Details emerging.

A heightened security presence is expected over the coming hours. Additional rocket attacks are possible in the area over the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.