Base Housing US Troops In Iraq Comes Under Rocket Attack

A base housing U.S. troops in Iraq was hit with more than a dozen rockets on Wednesday, causing two minor injuries.

Colonel. Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition Operation Inherent Resolve, confirmed on social media that the al-Assad Air Base in western Iraq was hit by 14 rockets at approximately 12:30 p.m. local time,. Marotto said the rockets landed on the base and its perimeter, and force defensive measures were activated. He later posted on social media that all of the personnel at the base were accounted for following the attack, though two personnel sustained minor injuries and damage is still to be assessed. A separate statement tweeted by Security Media Cell, affiliated with Iraq’s government, said the attackers used a rocket launcher hidden in a truck filled with bags of flour parked nearby in the village of Baghdadi.

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