Latest rocket attack in Iraq raises questions about strike on Iran-backed militias

Iran responded to President Biden’s strikes in Syria by again targeting American troops in Iraq, raising questions about whether targeting proxy groups, rather than Tehran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, will tip the balance of power in the region decisively toward Washington.

Ten rockets fell at the Al Asad Airbase hosting most of the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops fighting ISIS in Iraq on Wednesday. While no service members were hurt as a result of the shelling, one contractor suffered cardiac arrest while sheltering and later died. The attack, the fourth in as many weeks, demonstrates that Iran’s support for the militias has not wavered following a Feb. 25 U.S. retaliatory strike on militia targets in neighboring Syria.

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