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2 Rockets Hit Iraqi Base Housing U.S. Forces

Two rockets hit Friday an Iraqi airbase housing U.S. military experts and agencies near Baghdad International Airport, according to a source from the country’s Interior Ministry.

The predawn attack occurred when rockets were fired toward an army base known as Camp Victory. The Iraqi air defenses shot down one of the rockets while the second landed on the perimeter of the airbase, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

There are no immediate reports on casualties, the source added.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, while an Iranian-backed militia, calling itself “the Islamic Resistance in Iraq,” claimed to have launched, in recent days, rocket and drone attacks on military bases housing U.S. forces across the country.

The group also claimed responsibility for similar attacks on U.S. military forces in Syria.




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