Rocket fire targets Iraq base hosting US troops: security source

BAGHDAD, BM, ($1=1,460.50 dinar) – An Iraqi military base that hosts US troops has come under rocket fire, AFP reported on its Twitter account, citing a security source.

According to BulgarianMilitary.com sources in the area, the airbase attacked by the missile was Ain Al-Assad. One (or two) Russian-made Katusha missiles were fired at the base from the al-Baghdadi area. There is no information about casualties or material damage, as it turns out that the missile failed to explode. The Iraqi News Agency (INA) says “security forces are investigating the Katyusha rocket incident, which did not explode.”

Earlier, the Twitter account of the press office of the Prime Minister of Iraq reported that as part of the continuous efforts of the bodies, the Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency detachments in the Ministry of Interior were able to arrest (5) wanted militants according to arrest warrants according to to the provisions of Article (4 / terrorism) for their affiliation with ISIS in the Diyala sector

We remind you that in March 10 missiles hit the Ain al-Assad airbase. According to a press release issued by the Iraqi military, the damage was not significant. US Colonel Wayne Marto also confirmed then the news. An investigation into the attack has began then immediately. Coalition forces and the Iraqi military have found the site from which the enemy fired the missiles. It was in the Al Baghdadi area of ​​Anbar. Coalition forces found a burnt truck on the spot, from which the missiles were supposed to have been fired. Al Baghdadi is 8 km from the US Air Force Base. Ain al-Assad Air Base is the same base that was attacked again last year in response to Iranian General Suleimani. Dozens of American soldiers were wounded then.

Background

Terrorist acts in Iraq using explosives and firearms. Attacks accompanied by many victims carry out against the civilian population, law enforcement officers, and other states’ diplomatic missions. Islamic State or ISIS is responsible for some of the attacks. A common tactic is to undermine mined cars, as well as suicide bombings. Explosions are herding in mosques, markets, restaurants during the funeral. By the number of terrorist acts, Iraq is one of the hottest spots in the world. More than 40,000 people died from the attacks.

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