Incident Summary:

03/14/2020: Assailants fired rockets targeting a military base housing United States and Iraqi forces in Taji, Saladin, Iraq. At least three United States soldiers and two Iraqi soldiers were injured in the attack. 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

region/u.s. state:



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 Base
Nationality of Target Iraq
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
At least 25 107-mm Fajr-1 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 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 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 3
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"New armed group threatens attacks on US interests in Iraq," Middle East Eye, March 18, 2020.
"U.S.-led coalition to withdraw hundreds of troops from smaller bases in Iraq," Washington Post, March 16, 2020.
"3 US troops wounded in new rocket attack on Iraq base," ABC News, March 14, 2020.