Jun 20, 2021 16:54 UTC
  • Rocket targets Iraqi base hosting occupying US troops: Security source

A rocket attack has reportedly hit an air base hosting the occupying US terrorist troops in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, the latest in a series of assaults that have targeted American occupation forces in the West Asian country over the past few months.

An unnamed security force said a Katyusha rocket had landed at the Ain al-Asad Air Base, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the capital Baghdad, on Sunday, without causing casualties.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet and there has been no immediate report on any possible damage.

The latest raid comes ten days after the United States said it was offering a reward of up to $3 million for information on attacks against Americans in Iraq, the source added.

Iraqi military bases housing American forces come under back-to-back rocket attacks in the north-central province of Salahuddin and the vicinity of the Baghdad International Airport.

The incidents have not been claimed by any party or individual yet, but the US usually blames such attacks on Iraqi anti-terror resistance groups.

Iraqi news sources have reported that Ain al-Asad’s Patriot missile defense system was destroyed in a drone attack which was carried out against the military base several weeks ago.

Back on May 8, the Ain al-Asad military base was attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance system, and a hangar for military aircraft was damaged as a result.

The attack came nearly a week after the Iraqi army announced in a statement that two rockets had landed inside the same Iraqi air base. No further information was provided.