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Blasts hit militia group position at Iraq's Balad air base: security sources, 20 Aug
"It was one of a series of explosions in recent weeks at weapons depots, bases or positions belonging to factions within the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), Iraq's umbrella of mostly Shi'ite Muslim paramilitary groups."
Rocket Attacks Hit Baghdad's Green Zone, Balad Base Hosting US Troops, 4 Jan 2020
"Two Katyusha rockets have hit the country's Balad Air Base north of Baghdad hosting US forces, Reuters reported citing security sources. There are no immediate reports of casualties. ...Meanwhile, five people were injured in a mortar attack in the Jadiriya district of the capital hosting ministerial buildings, Al Arabiya broadcaster reported."
Killing of Iranian commander violates int'l law: Russian, Iranian FMs
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US-UK don't do international law, m'k?
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Britain's navy to escort UK-flagged ships through Strait of Hormuz
Britain was forced to defend its ships through the world's most important shipping route last year after Iranian commandos seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait.

British forces had previously captured an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar that was accused of violating sanctions on Syria. The killing of Soleimani has raised fears that tankers could be targeted again.

by Cat on Sun Jan 5th, 2020 at 06:30:12 AM EST
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