Six rockets hit Baghdad airport, plane

One rocket punched a gaping hole in the cockpit area of the plane.

January 28, 2022 11:08 pm | Updated 11:08 pm IST - Baghdad

Six rockets struck Baghdad’s international airport facility on Friday, damaging two commercial planes but causing no casualties, Iraq’s military said in a statement.

The rockets fired in the early morning landed on planes parked in a waiting area of Iraqi Airways, the country’s national carrier, the statement said.

One rocket punched a gaping hole in the cockpit area of the plane.

The attack marks an escalation of a series of rocket and drone strikes that have targeted the United States and their allies as well as Iraqi government institutions since the start of the year.

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