With the recent recurrence of attacks, whether via Katyusha missiles or drones, the most recent of which was yesterday, Wednesday, the US State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” program announced a $3 million reward for information on any attacks planned in the future or even if they were previously carried out. against US diplomatic facilities in Iraq. And he said in a tweet on his Twitter account today, Thursday, that the reward comes after “terrorists attacked the American missions and then rushed to hide.”
He also added: “Oh loyal people of Iraq, cowardly terrorists attack the American diplomatic missions in Iraq and then rush to hide among the civilian population.”
In addition, he called on anyone with information to send a text message to the program via WhatsApp, Telegram or Signal.
3 birds inside
This announcement comes after 3 drones targeted the Victoria Military Base at Baghdad International Airport, which houses US forces. And the Iraqi army announced in a statement today that one of the three planes was shot down, adding that it will reveal later the fate of the remaining two planes.
The incident called for an American military alert in a number of bases in which it is located in the country, and in the vicinity of the American embassy in Baghdad, amid expectations that these attacks will be repeated in the coming days, according to what Al-Arabiya correspondent reported at the time.
A Katyusha rocket attack also targeted the Balad base in Salah al-Din province yesterday.
With these two attacks, it brings to 42 the number of attacks against US interests in the country since the beginning of the year.
It is noteworthy that experts and observers of those attacks often confirm through rallies or even Katyushas, which in turn affected military bases and diplomatic centers, which were adopted by mysterious groups that take fictitious names, that the latter is just a front for well-known Shiite factions, supported by Tehran, according to what was reported by Agence France-Presse.