A rocket barrage killed two American soldiers, an infantryman and an airman, late on Wednesday at Camp Taji, north of Baghdad.

The same attack also killed a British soldier, and twelve other troops were injured. Military spokesman US Army Colonel Myles Caggins said that an investigation of the damage inflicted in the attack is still ongoing.

This attack brings the number of American servicemen killed this week in Iraq thus far to four. Two Marine Raiders were also killed in a battle against ISIS forces on Sunday.

An Iraqi officer noted that this was the twenty-second attack on US forces in Iraq since late October.

While US officials did not accuse any specific group of carrying out the attack, Shi’ite militias backed by Iran are the likeliest culprit. One such militia, Kataib Hezbollah, carried out an attack on the US base in Kirkuk in December that killed an American military contractor. President Trump ordered an airstrike on a convoy carrying Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in retaliation, killing him, which prompted Iranian missile attacks on US bases in Iraq in January. More than 100 American troops were injured in those attacks.

The assassination also led to the Iraqi Parliament voting to demand that all American and coalition soldiers leave the country, although that decision has yet to be ratified by the government, which is in a state of transition following the resignation of the last administration following large protests in December.

The Iranian leadership has vowed “severe revenge” for the death of General Soleimani. General Frank McKenzie, the commander of US Central Command, warned that there would be further attacks by Iran and the groups it supports against American forces and its coalition allies in testimony before the House on Tuesday.

The US currently maintains a force of approximately 5,000 soldiers supporting Iraqi government forces in the country.

4 thoughts on “Two American soldiers killed in Iraq; four killed this week”
  1. It’s time to take the retribution directly to Iran because they are the source of supply and support for these attacks . We need to MOAB all their military sites and take away their capability to attack anyone . Iran uses these terrorist factions as their military force and we must put an end to it once and for all .

  2. PULL OUT ALL OF OUR TROOPS, THEN DROP SEVERAL M.O.A.B. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND SEND THEM BACK TO THE STONE AGE. REPEAT AS NEEDED. WE SHOULD NOT PUT AMERICAN MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN IN HARMS WAY ANY LONGER. FINISH THE FIGHT, DESTROY ISIS, ALQUIDA, AND THE REST OF THE TERRIOST OR GET THE HELL OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

  3. But the democrats will say don’t do anything. They’re taking away his rights of the executive office. They never said anything about Obama even though he admitted to having a kill list and was good at it. That is a definition of a dangerous president not someone who wants to protect the Americans who are wrongfully and purposely killed. They’re doing it because they know the ever terrorist loving democrats will protect them. It’s just like parenting if one doesn’t reinforce what the other says they they’ll take advantage. They could bomb us again and they would say it’s racist to retaliate. Sickening anymore.

  4. Remember. Bomb Bomb Bomb
    Bomb Bomb Iran Who said that
    It wasn’t The Beach Boys Hummmmm
    Was it Meagan’s daddy Ohhhhhhh Johnny

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