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Rockets Target Oil Fields in Iraq

Early Monday morning, multiple rockets landed near an American oil company's facility near Basra, Iraq. According to Reuters, no injuries or casualties were reported as a result of the strike.

Rocket fire targeting US forces and interests in Iraq is becoming a common occurrence. Iranian-backed militias have regularly targeted bases in the war-torn country which host US forces, and the US Embassy in Baghdad itself. The United States has recently taken a more aggressive stance against such actions by carrying out targeted strikes against militia leadership, and increasing the pressure on Iran to stop supporting such groups via sanctions. A severe response to Monday's aggression would certainly increase instability and tensions in the region.

The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Army, Department of Defense, or the United States Government.


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