Rockets hit Iraq base hosting foreign troops: military

The rockets slammed into the Besmaya base south of Baghdad late Monday night. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 March 2020

Rockets hit Iraq base hosting foreign troops: military

  • The base contains Spanish forces linked to the US-led coalition fighting Daesh and NATO training forces

BAGHDAD: A pair of rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and NATO troops, Iraq’s military said Tuesday, the third attack on installations hosting foreign forces inside a week.
The rockets slammed into the Besmaya base south of Baghdad late Monday night, a statement by the military said, making no mention of casualties.
Spanish forces linked to the US-led coalition fighting Daesh, as well as NATO training forces, are present in Besmaya.


Iran: Misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

Updated 12 July 2020

Iran: Misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

  • ‘A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure’ for aligning the radar

TEHRAN: Iran said that the misalignment of an air defense unit’s radar system was the key “human error” that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January.
“A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure” for aligning the radar, causing a “107-degree error” in the system, the Iranian Civil Aviation authority said in a report late Saturday.