Washington 0
3 March 2021

The Pentagon confirmed that “approximately ten rockets” were fired at an Iraqi military base hosting U.S. forces; one U.S. civilian contractor died after “a cardiac episode while sheltering”. A U.S. diplomatic spokesperson maintained that “we have demonstrated our resolve to take necessary and proportionate action in self-defense where appropriate… we responded to recent attacks by Iran-backed militias on coalition U.S. forces in a manner that was calculated, proportionate and fully covered by legal authorities. I think you will see the same hallmarks of any forthcoming responses”.

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