Rockets target airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

Around 10 rockets targeted the Ain- al-Asad airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, according to the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition forces. Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the US-led coalition forces in the country, said on Wednesday on Twitter : “Initial report: 10 IDF rockets targeted an Iraqi military base, Al Asad Airbase, hosting Coalition troops, on March 03, 2021 at approx 7:20 a.m. (Iraqi time). Iraqi SF are leading the response & investigation. 

The attack targeted the same base where Iran struck with a barrage of missiles in January last year in retaliation for the killing of Soleimani. Dozens of U.S. service members were injured, suffering concussions in that strike. 

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