These Feb. 17 photographs present the aftermath of Monday’s militia rocket assault on the U.S. navy base at Erbil, Iraq, that destroyed services, killed one civilian contractor, and injured others. KATIE BO WILLIAMS / DEFENSE ONE
Monday night time’s assault caught U.S. personnel of their bunks and destroyed contractor dwelling services.
ERBIL, Iraq — The rockets that struck U.S. forces at a base in Erbil on Monday night time destroyed a contractor dwelling facility, killing one — U.S.-employed however not a citizen — and wounding 4 others, some American.
“You possibly can see the mangle of bunks inside. Contractors listed here are shook up and unhappy,” mentioned Katie Bo Williams, posting on Twitter a number of photographs of the broken services.
Fourteen rockets fell on the capital of the Kurdish Regional Authorities in northern Iraq, in a uncommon assault on the normally tranquil metropolis claimed by an Iranian-supported militia group known as Saraya Awliya al-Dam. Williams’ photographs of the U.S. base, situated on the far finish of town’s worldwide airport, present tented constructions fully burned to their steel skeletons, revealing blackened tables and bunks amid indicators of a standard life shattered.
WNU Editor: Just one individual was killed. However these photographs it might have been far worse.