Skip to comments.US troops killed and injured in rocket attack on Iraq base
Posted on 03/14/2020 10:36:44 AM PDT by huldah1776
Two American service members were among three who were reportedly killed when rockets struck a base near Baghdad housing U.S. forces.
Camp Taji, a base that houses U.S. troops, was targeted by about 18 Katyusha rockets on Wednesday. Three people were killed and 12 were injured in the attack.
According to a statement from U.S. Central Command, the attack is being investigated by Iraqi Security Forces and the U.S.-led coalition.
"Camp Taji is an Iraqi base that hosts Coalition personnel for training and advising missions," the statement read. "The Iraqi Security Forces found a rocket-rigged truck, a few miles from Camp Taji."
Wednesday's rocket attack comes after two U.S. special operations troops were killed during a combat operation targeting the Islamic State group in northern Iraq. The deaths were the first since August of last year when Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer was killed during combat operations.
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From DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of two service members who were supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Both service members died March 11, 2020, when their units were engaged by enemy indirect fire at Camp Taji, Iraq. The incident is under investigation.
The deceased are:
-- Army Spc.* Juan Miguel Mendez Covarrubias, 27, of Hanford, California.
-- Air Force Staff Sgt. Marshal D. Roberts, 28, of Owasso, Oklahoma.
Mendez Covarrubias was assigned to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Roberts was assigned to the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard.
Expect retaliation. No thanks to the contemptible congresscritters who sought to tie the Presidents hands to prevent him from protecting American lives.
The blood of our soldiers is upon their heads.
We know who is doing it. They are attacking us where we are. We should attack them where they are, not just their proxies in Iraq. Remember, Iran backed down after the Solemeini thing. They don't want a real war with us. They know what that would mean.
Prayers up for the Covarrubias and Roberts families.
Killed is a severe injury!
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