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Mapping the US retaliation for the Camp Taji attack March 11-13

March 11

7:35pm (Baghdad time): Rockets strike Camp Taji, Iraq.

8:26pm (Baghdad time) Iraqi security forces release images of the truck and 107mm rocket launchers used in the attack.

10:00pm US-lead Coaltiion releases details on attacks on Camp Taji "confirms more than 15 small rockets impacted Iraq’s Camp Taji base hosting Coalition troops, March 11 at 7:35 p.m. (Baghdad Time)."

10:00pm (Washington time) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns attack Taji

March 12

12:09am (Baghdad time) airstrikes reported near Albukamal's Al-Hiri (الهري) in Syria targeting Iranian-backed forces.

12:13 am (Baghdad time) US Coalition releases details on the Taji attack. "3 Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taji, March 11."

9:00am (Baghdad time) BBC reports, based on SOHR, that airstrikes in the early morning near Albukamal killed up to 25 Iranian-backed fighters.

2:53pm US Secretary of Defense says that "All options are on the table as we work with our partners to bring the perpetrators to justice, and maintain deterrence."

4:14 pm (Baghdad time) CENTCOM releases video of previous Iranian aggression in Gulf of Oman.

11pm (Baghdad time) US denies it carried out the strikes near Albukamal earlier on March 12.

March 13

Airstrikes begin 6 p.m. on March 12 (Washington time) March 13 in Iraq.

1:00am (Baghdad time) March 13 airstrikes reported in Jurf al-Sakhar (جرف الصخر). Read the Pentagon press release.

3:13am US releases details of its attacks on five locations in Iraq. "Precision airstrikes against 5 specific weapons storage sites of non-compliant militias in Iraq."

General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., Commander, U.S. Central Command will hold an 8:30am (Washington Time) briefing in the Pentagon Briefing Room.

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