Best Details From OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto
Update: CJTF-OIR confirms approx. 14 107 mm rockets launched with 3 impacting within EAB, Feb 15 at 2130 hours (Iraqi time). One civilian contractor was killed (Not US), and 9 injured ( 8 CIV contractors/ 1 US MIL) – 4 US/ 1 US MIL concussion protocol. https://twitter.com/OIRSpox/status/1361581419227734016?s=20
Iraq poses an important challenge for Mr. Biden and his national-security team. During the Obama administration, then-Vice President Biden had the lead for U.S. policy toward Baghdad as the White House grappled with sectarian tensions and Iranian influence. (wsj)
U.S. forces in the area are equipped with a C-RAM, a radar-guided Gatling gun that is used to shoot down projectiles, but it wasn’t clear how it performed in the assault.
Aziz Ahmad, deputy chief of staff to Mr. Barzani, said there have been new militia deployments in the northern Iraqi cities of Mosul and Kirkuk in recent days, including in areas that are supposed to be demilitarized. However, the governor of Iraq’s northern Nineveh province, Najim al-Jabouri, said no rockets had been launched from Mosul. (The Wall Street Journal)