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Sources: Iran-made rockets attack US base in Iraq

 Iran-made rockets attack US base in Iraq
posted onMarch 3, 2021

At least rockets targeted a US military base in western Iraq on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said.

Local reports said at least one civil contractor died due to the attacks.

The Ain al-Assad base hosts Iraqi forces as well as troops from the US-led coalition helping Iraq in the war against ISIS.

Iraqi security forces said 10 “Grad-type rockets” hit the sprawling Ain al-Assad base on Wednesday morning, but said there were “no notable casualties.”

Western security sources told AFP that the rockets were Iranian-made Arash models, which are 122mm artillery rockets.

The Iraqi military released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used for the missiles.