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Coalition discovers dozens of Iranian rockets in Iraq

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Iran Focus: London, Jul. 15 – Coalition forces in Iraq discovered dozens of Iranian rockets during an aerial search operation, the U.S. military said on Saturday. Iran Focus

London, Jul. 15 – Coalition forces in Iraq discovered dozens of Iranian rockets during an aerial search operation, the U.S. military said on Saturday.

“Early on July 12, the 3rd HBCT’s [Heavy Brigade Combat Team”> unmanned aerial vehicle located 46 rocket launchers in the northern section of Besmaya Range Complex aimed at FOB Hammer. Thirty-four of the launchers were armed with Iranian 107mm rockets. The Besmaya Range Complex is adjacent to the Coalition Force base”, the Multi-National Corps – Iraq (MNC-I) said in a statement.

According to Capt. Justin Gerken, commander of the 789th EOD team, 12 of the 46 rockets had already been used to attack FOB Hammer the day prior. “EOD Soldiers were able to determine that the rockets originated from Iran after analyzing the unexploded ordnance”, the statement added.

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