Iraq: Rocket attacks on US-used air bases
Two soldiers were wounded in a rocket attack on a US military base in Iraq. A U.S. military spokesman confirmed the rocket landed at the airbase and its environs.
According to the report, 14 rockets were fired at Ain al-Assad base in the western province of Anbar in Iraq on Wednesday, injuring 3 people including 2 American soldiers. The Iraqi military base is used by US and international forces.
Col. Van Maruto, spokesman for the US-led International Military Coalition in Iraq, said in a tweet that 14 rockets landed at Ain al-Assad airbase today (Wednesday) at 12:35 p.m. local time. Defensive measures were activated, 3 people including 2 soldiers were slightly injured in the attack and the damage is being assessed.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.
According to Arab media, a drone loaded with explosives hit the airport in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil before the rocket fire in Anbar. Kurdish security sources say the attack was an attempt to target a US base at the airport.