Rockets target military base housing US forces at Baghdad airport
Several rockets have reportedly struck a major base at Baghdad International Airport, where American military forces and trainers are stationed,. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units – better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi – reported that at least six projectiles struck the Victory Base on Friday morning.
An Iraqi security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Iraq's Arabic-language Shafaq news agency that the rocket attack took place at around 4:30 a.m. local time (0130 GMT).
He noted that Iraqi counter-rocket, artillery and mortar (C-RAM) systems could intercept a number of the incoming projectiles.
Sabereen News added that the rockets damaged an abandoned civilian aircraft.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet, which is the latest in a series of assaults that have targeted US occupation forces over the past few months.