US Commander: Attacks on US Troops in Iraq on Upswing


Gen. Frank McKenzie said the number of attacks that U.S. troops stationed in Iraq are experiencing has increased from last year.

The commander of U.S. Central Command told NBC News that militia groups keep targeting U.S. military bases in Iraq and at higher frequencies.

“We have had more indirect fire attacks around and against our bases the first half of this year than we did the first half of last year,” he said. “Those attacks have been higher.”

Despite the increase in attacks, he noted they have not been deadly.

“They have not been particularly lethal and that’s a good thing, but they are continuing,” he said, adding, “They’re not hitting us.”

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