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US forces attacked 14 times in past year near Baghdad: State Dept

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Al Arabiya

US forces attacked 14 times in past year near Baghdad: State Dept

Emily Judd, Al Arabiya English

American personnel and bases were targeted 14 times near Baghdad in 2019, according to a senior adviser at the US State Department.

“Before tonight, there were 14 attacks in the vicinity of Baghdad - including the airport - in 2019,” Len Khodorkovsky, a senior adviser with the Iran Action Group at the US Department of State, told Al Arabiya English on Wednesday.

The attacks are believed to be initiated by “Iran-linked groups with the intention of threatening American forces,” according to expert Elexer Palko-Schraa at Aldebaran Threat Consultants, adding that definitive evidence regarding who initiated the attacks is not publicly available.

Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2020/01/08/US-forces-near-Baghdad-attacked-14-times-in-past-year-State-Dept.html