Skip to comments.Iraqis find Iranian-made rockets after U.S. attacked
Posted on 08/18/2009 9:05:44 PM PDT by Nachum
BAGHDAD -- U.S.-backed Iraqi troops seized a launcher loaded with more than a dozen Iranian-made rockets and detained three suspected militants after an attack against the American base outside the southern city of Basra, officials said Tuesday.
Col. Karim al-Zaidi said the missiles were found in an eastern section of Iraq's second largest city after rockets targeted the U.S. base Monday evening.
The U.S. military confirmed that 16 rockets were found and three suspects detained by Iraqi troops who responded to the attack. It said no casualties were reported.
The oil-rich area of Basra has been a Shiite militia stronghold but violence has declined sharply following a U.S.-Iraqi offensive that led to a cease-fire last year.
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Send them back to Iran, the ballistic way.