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Pompeo warns Iran over attacks by 'proxies' in Iraq

By: MENA
Sat, Dec. 14, 2019
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (MENA) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned Iran of a "decisive" response if US interests are harmed in Iraq following rocket attacks on bases used by US troops, according to Radio Free Europe.

In a statement, Pompeo accused Iran's "proxies" of conducting "several attacks against bases where Iraqi Security Forces are co-located with US and International Coalition personnel" involved in the fight against Daesh extremist group.

The statement cited a December 9 attack against an Iraqi facility located on the Baghdad International Airport compound, which it said wounded five Iraqi soldiers, including two critically.

It was followed by another rocket attack on the airport on December 11, it added, without providing further details.
 
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