Incident Summary:

12/29/2019: Assailants fired four rockets targeting a military base in Taji, Saladin, Iraq. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that Kata'ib Hezbollah carried out the attack.

GTD ID:
201912290014

When:
2019-12-29

Country:
Iraq

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Saladin

City:
Taji

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Iraqi Armed Forces
Specific Description Camp Taji
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Four Katyusha rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kata'ib Hezbollah (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Taji Bombing: Missiles strike a base that includes American soldiers," Al-Sharqiya, December 30, 2019.
"Four Rockets Target Base Housing US Personnel Near Iraq Capital," Channels TV Nigeria, December 29, 2019.
"US Conducts Air Strikes In Iraq And Syria, Targeting Iran-Backed Militia After US Contractor Killed," RedlionTrader, December 29, 2019.