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Katyusha rocket launcher: Family of rocket artillery systems
The Katyusha multiple rocket launcher is a type of rocket artillery first built and fielded by the Soviet Union in World War II. Multiple rocket launchers such as these deliver explosives to a target area more quickly than conventional artillery, but with lower accuracy and requiring a longer time to reload. They are fragile compared to artillery guns, but are inexpensive, easy to produce, and usable on any chassis. The Katyushas of World War II, the first self-propelled artillery mass-produced by the Soviet Union, were usually mounted on ordinary trucks. This mobility gave the Katyusha, and other self-propelled artillery, another advantage: being able to deliver a large blow all at once, and then move before being located and attacked with counter-battery fire.

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Rockets hit near Baghdad airport, launcher with timer found

Three Katyusha rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday but caused no damage or casualties, the Iraqi military said.
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Three Katyusha rockets landed in the "perimeter" of Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said.
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Iraq's Taji military camp north of Baghdad was targeted by Katyusha rockets on Wednesday, with no casualties reported, an Iraqi military statement said.
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Katyusha rockets fired towards Green Zone in Iraqi capital: sources

Three Katyusha rockets were fired late on Thursday towards the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses the U.S. embassy and other missions, in the Iraqi capital, police sources said.
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Two rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone: security sources

Two Katyusha rockets fell early on Monday morning inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, but caused no..
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Rockets target Taji military base north of Baghdad - statement

Iraqi camp Taji north of Baghdad was targeted by Katyusha rockets on Tuesday, with no casualties reported, an Iraqi military statement said.
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Three rockets fall in Baghdad, including two in Green Zone: military

Three Katyusha rockets fell in Baghdad on Sunday, including two inside the capital's heavily fortified Green Zone housing government buildings and foreign missions, the Iraqi military said.
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Six rockets fall in Baghdad: Iraqi military

Iraq's military said in a statement on Sunday that six Katyusha rockets had fallen in Baghdad; three inside the heavily fortified Green Zone and three others in the nearby Jadriya area.
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Rocket falls near U.S. embassy in Baghdad, no casualties: police sources

A Katyusha rocket fell near the United States embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign missions on Friday but caused no casualties, two police..
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Rockets fall on Baghdad airport, Popular Mobilization Forces says official killed

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi military-run Security Media Cell said early on Friday.
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Rockets fall on Baghdad International Airport injuring several people: security unit

Three Katyusha rockets fell on Baghdad International Airport, the military-run Security Media Cell said in a statement on early Friday.
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Four rockets hit Iraqi military base near Baghdad airport: Police

Four Katyusha rockets struck a military base next to Baghdad International Airport on Friday, Iraqi police sources said.
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