15 Jan 2020

Update on Iraq with Negar Partow

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:15 pm on 15 January 2020

There was a rocket attack at Camp Taji north of Baghdad, Iraq, earlier today. Unconfirmed reports indicate that five rockets were fired but none hit the base itself.

US army forces supervise during a training session at the Taji camp, north of Baghdad in 2017. File photo

US army forces supervise during a training session at the Taji camp, north of Baghdad in 2017. File photo Photo: AFP

All New Zealand soldiers at Camp Taji are safe and accounted for following the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Meanwhile, Iran president Hassan Rouhani has described the accidental shooting-down of a Ukrainian airliner by an Iranian missile as "unforgiveable". The strike killed 176 people, and several people have been detained in connection with the case. 

Senior lecturer in the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, Negar Partow discussedus through the latest events in Iraq.

 

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