Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends the graduation ceremony of army cadets at the Imam Khomeini Naval Academy in Nowshahr, Iran, on Sept. 9, 2018. (Photo from the Office of Ayatollah Khamenei)

U.S. Suspects Iran Is Behind Increasingly Sophisticated Rocket Attacks on U.S. Bases in Iraq

The US government believes that Iran is behind a series of increasingly sophisticated rocket attacks on joint US-Iraq military facilities in Iraq, several US officials tell CNN. The attacks have taken place as the US has grown increasingly concerned that Iran may be planning new provocations against US troops and interests in the region.

The US military strongly believes Iranian-backed groups inside Iraq are responsible according to a US official with direct knowledge of the recent incidents.

There have been nine rocket attacks on or in the vicinity of Iraqi facilities that host US troops in the last five weeks with the most recent one taking place on Monday.

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