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Rockets Land in Iraqi Base Hosting US Contractors

Rockets Land in Iraqi Base Hosting US Contractors

Monday, 3 May, 2021 - 17:45
A US Air Force airman assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron arms an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at the Joint Base Balad. (AFP file photo)

At least three rockets hit the Iraqi military air base of Balad, north of Baghdad, where some US contractors are billeted, Iraqi security officials said on Monday.

Three other rockets fell near the base in the attack on Sunday, the sources said.

No casualties or damage have been reported.

No group has claimed responsibility, but armed groups that some Iraqi officials say are backed by Iran have claimed similar incidents in the past.

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