10 rockets strike Iraqi base hosting US troops

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    Ten rockets struck an Iraqi base hosting US troops on Wednesday morning, security sources said.

    No fatalities were immediately reported in the attack on Ain al-Asad air base, which also houses Iraqi forces, the sources said.

    A Baghdad Operations Command official told Reuters that 13 rockets were fired at the base from about 5 miles away.

    Monday’s attack is the second time in less than a month US forces were targeted on Iraqi soil.

    A Feb. 15 rocket attack against a US military base in Northern Iraq killed a US-led coalition contractor and left others wounded, including an American service member.

    That strike led to a retaliatory bombing by the US last week on a complex inside Syria used by an Iran-supported militia.

    The Biden administration said the airstrikes were intended to deter future attacks on US troops in Iraq.

    With Post wires

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