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The Guardians of the Blood Brigade provided an audio recording of why they struck the base claiming the “enemy” could not find the location of the rocket launchers. Entifadh Qanbar, a former Iraqi senior defense official, provided an audio translation.
It appears that the terrorists were able to hit the military base from outside its extensive security zone. That zone appears to have been an area outside the base of around 8 km that was intended to protect against Katyusha rocket attacks. A standard 107mm rocket has a range of no more than 8.3 km. However, there are extended versions of the Fajr that can go up to 10 km and foreign versions such as the EDePro ER version, made in Belgrade and heavily advertised, that has a range of 11.5 km. The security perimeter may not have accounted for the extended version of these rockets.
US air defense systems did not shoot down any rockets and there were no reports that neither the Patriot nor C-RAM systems were fired.
The Patriot was never designed to go after small missiles such as the 107mm Katyusha. Israel, which faces small rocket attacks coming from Gaza, developed the Iron Dome air defense system for this purpose. It has over 2,000 successful intercepts primarily against small rockets, mostly different versions of the Qassam rocket. These have a diameter of 115mm, or close to the same size as the Katyusha/Fajr rockets.
Under pressure from the US Congress, the US Army bought two Iron Dome systems from Israel which the army is starting to test. The Army has no current plan to deploy the Iron Dome system and has made no urgent requests to Israel for help in defeating threats from small rockets.
The Patriot system has a spotty record against larger ballistic missiles but appears to have been fooled by cruise missiles and drones. Patriot never picked up cruise missiles and drones when Saudi oil facilities were hit on September 14, 2020.
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