Seven rockets focused an Iraqi airbase housing US troops north of Baghdad on Monday, a safety supply stated, the newest in a string of assaults Washington routinely blames on Iran-linked factions.
The night assault on Al-Balad didn’t trigger any casualties or harm inside the bottom, the safety official stated.
The different 5 rockets crashed into a close-by village, he added, noting that every one seven have been fired from a separate village within the neighbouring province of Diyala, east of the bottom.
There was no quick declare of accountability.
There have been a number of such assaults in latest weeks concentrating on places the place US forces function.
On March 3, an American sub-contractor was killed in an analogous assault in opposition to one other airbase, Ain Al-Assad, in Iraq’s western desert.
That got here days after the US bombed a border depot in neighbouring Syria which the Pentagon stated was utilized by Iran-backed Iraqi armed militia which have been tied to the rocket assaults.
US President Joe Biden described the February 25 raid as a “warning” to Iran.
Dozens of rocket assaults and roadside bombs focused Western safety, army and diplomatic websites in Iraq in 2020, blamed by Iraqi and Western army sources on hardline pro-Iran factions.
The assaults had come to a near-complete halt in October following a truce with the hardliners, however have since resumed.
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