Incident Summary:

03/11/2020: Assailants fired rockets targeting a military base housing Operation Inherent Resolve forces in Taji, Saladin, Iraq. At least three soldiers, including two United States soldiers and one British soldier, were killed and 12 soldiers were injured in the attack. United States, British, and Polish nationals were among the wounded. The Revolutionary League claimed responsibility for the incident and demanded the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq. Sources also attributed the attack to Kata'ib Hezbollah.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR)
Specific Description Base
Nationality of Target International
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Eighteen 107-mm 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
Additional Information The victims included United States and British soldiers. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Kata'ib Hezbollah No
Revolutionary League Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 2
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured Unknown
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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"Defense secretary gets Trump's OK for reprisal attack on Iran over US servicemen deaths in Iraq," Washington Examiner, March 12, 2020.
"ISHM: MARCH 5 - MARCH 12, 2020," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, March 12, 2020.