A rocket strike on Iraq’s Baghdad International Airport (BGW) occurred early on January 28, 2022.
A retired airliner was damaged by six rockets, but no injuries were recorded. The operation was put on hold. At this time, no one has claimed responsibility for the incident.
The weapon used appears to have been an improvised Katyusha-style rocket launcher put on the platform of a truck, according to unconfirmed images.
One of the rockets damaged an out-of-service Airbus A300B4 aircraft that was formerly used by the Iraqi government. The neighboring Camp Victory Base’s US C-RAM anti-rocket system was activated.
Dramatic pix of the attack last night on Baghdad airport damaging civilian aircraft pic.twitter.com/wiwrrtbTwy
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 28, 2022
The Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, which houses diplomats and a handful of troops, is now housed on the site.
A drone strike against the center has previously been carried out on January 3, 2021. Before they could reach their intended objective, the US military shot down two drones equipped with bombs.
On the second anniversary of the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Iraq by a US drone strike, the attack took place.
Photo Cover Via twitter: Nafiseh Kohnavard / @nafisehkBBC