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Rockets target Iraqi military base hosting US forces

2 rockets target Ain al-Assad military base in western Anbar province, Iraqi Defense Ministry says

Ali Jawad   | 04.05.2021
Rockets target Iraqi military base hosting US forces


A military base housing US troops in western Iraq was attacked with rockets on Tuesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said.

In a statement, the ministry said two Katyusha rockets landed on the Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, adding the attack “did not cause any significant losses.”

The attack came amid a visit to Iraq by a high-level US delegation, led by White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, to discuss a military withdrawal from the country.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ain al-Assad accommodates US troops and was visited by former President Donald Trump on Dec. 26, 2018.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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