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Publish Date: 10:17 - 06 December 2019
TEHRAN, Dec 6_Iraqi security forces say two Katyusha rockets have landed in an air base just north of the capital Baghdad, where American trainers are stationed.

Rocket attack targets Iraqi base housing US troops, no casualties reportedTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_A statement by Iraq’s security media center said the attack on Balad Air Base, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad, took place late on Thursday and caused no casualties or damages.

The development came only two days after the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group announced that several rockets had landed outside Ain al-Asad Air Base, where hundreds of US troops are stationed in Iraq’s western province of Anbar.

Col. Myles B. Caggins III, the spokesman for the so-called Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a statement that no facilities were hit and there were no injuries.

Reuters news agency, citing an Iraqi military statement, reported that five rockets had landed in the sprawling airbase.

US Vice President Mike Pence paid an unannounced visit to the airbase on November 23 to meet with US troops there.

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops besides foreign diplomatic missions come at a time when a wave of protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services continues in the country.

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