Jan 28, 2022 10:00 UTC
  • 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.