US Lawmaker Lindsey Graham Seeks ‘Aggressive’ Response to Rocket Strike on Coalition Base in Iraq


On Wednesday, at least three service members were killed and 12 wounded at the Camp Taji military base in Iraq, which hosts US-led coalition troops, after an attack on the facility involving an estimated 18 Katyusha rockets.

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman and ranking GOP lawmaker, Lindsey Graham, warned on Thursday of a “very aggressive” response by the US to Wednesday’s rocket attack on the US-led coalition’s Camp Taji base in Iraq.

Although no one has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, US officials have pointed the finger on “Iranian backed Shia militia groups”.

“I think the president’s going to be very aggressive,” Graham said, cited by The Hill. “At the time of our choosing, we should hit back”.

In response to a question on whether he meant retaliation against the militia or Iran itself, the Senator said, “the people who actually launched the rockets”.

“Put Iran on notice that we’re going to hold them accountable in the future for this,” Graham reportedly added.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch suggested that, “if I was the Iran proxy group, I would not sleep well tonight”.

Earlier in the day, US President Donald Trump remarked at the White House that US officials do not know if Iran is behind the latest rocket attack on the base.

“It hasn’t been fully determined it was Iran,” Trump said. “As you know, it was a rebel group, but most…

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