Rockets land at Iraqi air base hosting US forces

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At least 10 rockets landed on Wednesday at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad airbase that hosts the United States, coalition and Iraqi forces, the Iraqi navy mentioned.

It was the second rocket assault in Iraq this month and got here two days earlier than Pope Francis is because of go to the nation.

The assault induced no important losses, Iraq’s navy mentioned with out going into additional element.

A Baghdad Operations Command official advised Reuters earlier that about 13 rockets had been launched from a location about 8 km (5 miles) from the base, which is in western Anbar province.

Another Iraqi safety supply and a authorities official who spoke on situation of anonymity mentioned the rockets had been launched from the Baiader space, west of Baghdadi metropolis.

The Pope will go to Iraq from March 5-8 regardless of deteriorating safety in some elements of the nation.

On Feb 16 a rocket assault on US-led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor and injured a US service member.

US Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the US-led coalition, mentioned on Twitter that the rockets focused the base at 7:30 am Iraq time on Wednesday.

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