USA

10 rockets strike Iraqi base hosting US troops

Ten rockets struck an Iraqi base hosting US troops on Wednesday morning, security sources said.

No fatalities were immediately reported in the attack on Ain al-Asad air base, which also houses Iraqi forces, the sources said.

A Baghdad Operations Command official told Reuters that 13 rockets were fired at the base from about 5 miles away.

Monday’s attack is the second time in less than a month US forces were targeted on Iraqi soil.

A Feb. 15 rocket attack against a US military base in Northern Iraq killed a US-led coalition contractor and left others wounded, including an American service member.

That strike led to a retaliatory bombing by the US last week on a complex inside Syria used by an Iran-supported militia.

The Biden administration said the airstrikes were intended to deter future attacks on US troops in Iraq.

With Post wires

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