BAGHDAD (AP) — At the least 5 missiles hit a sprawling Iraqi military base internet hosting U.S. troops within the nation’s western desert Monday, two Iraqi safety officers mentioned.
The officers mentioned the Grad missiles struck contained in the Ain al-Asad base in Iraq’s western Anbar province and induced minor damages however no casualties.
The officers mentioned the missiles hit only some meters (yards) from the place U.S. forces are stationed. The officals spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of they weren’t licensed to transient media.
The culprits weren’t instantly recognized, however the U.S. has beforehand accused Iran-backed Iraqi militia teams of focusing on the American presence in Iraq, together with the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
The assaults have been as soon as a frequent occurence, however have lessened in latest months.
In March, Iran attacked Iraq’s northern metropolis of Irbil with a dozen ballistic missiles claiming it was focusing on Israeli spy facilities. Iraq later mentioned an investigation discovered there was no Israeli presence within the areas. The assault was additionally thought of a warning to the U.S., a staunch ally of Israel.
U.S.-led coalition forces lately ended their fight mission in Iraq, however proceed to play an advisory position to Iraqi forces within the combat in opposition to the Islamic State extremist group.