Incident Summary:

03/17/2020: Assailants fired rockets targeting the Basmaya training base in Bismayah, Diyala, Iraq. There were no reported casualties 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 Basmaya Training Base
Nationality of Target Iraq
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
Two 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 / 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
"New armed group threatens attacks on US interests in Iraq," Middle East Eye, March 18, 2020.
"Two rockets strike Iraqi military base hosting US and Nato forces; In the third attack on the US and its allies in the past week, a pair of rockets struck the Basmaya training base near Baghdad," Telegraph, March 17, 2020.
"ISHM: MARCH 12 - MARCH 19, 2020," Enabling Peace in Iraq Center, March 19, 2020.