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An airbase where most US troops are stationed in Iraq has been targeted in a rocket attack, according to reports. 

Six rockets hit Ain Al Assad airbase in Anbar, a defense official said.

The base for American and coalition troops continued to get pelted with rockets with forces taking a third round Tuesday night, according to militarily sources at the location. 

It’s unclear if there are any casualties at the location where President Trump visited for Thanksgiving in November. 

An airbase where most US troops are stationed in Iraq has been targeted in a rocket attack

An airbase where most US troops are stationed in Iraq has been targeted in a rocket attack

An airbase where most US troops are stationed in Iraq has been targeted in a rocket attack

Later Tuesday it was reported six rockets hit Ain Al Assad airbase in Anbar

Later Tuesday it was reported six rockets hit Ain Al Assad airbase in Anbar

Later Tuesday it was reported six rockets hit Ain Al Assad airbase in Anbar

However, Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

However, Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

However, Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

Local reports initially suggested that five rocket had struck the al-Taji military base, situated 30km north of Baghdad, after 'shelter in place' siren were heard ringing out around the compound

Local reports initially suggested that five rocket had struck the al-Taji military base, situated 30km north of Baghdad, after 'shelter in place' siren were heard ringing out around the compound

Local reports initially suggested that five rocket had struck the al-Taji military base, situated 30km north of Baghdad, after ‘shelter in place’ siren were heard ringing out around the compound

Early reports of an al-Taji military base attack were later reported as a drill on Tuesday but new reports say six rockets hit.  

Local reports initially suggested that five rockets had struck the al-Taji military base, situated 30km north of Baghdad, after ‘shelter in place’ sirens were heard ringing out around the compound.

Sirens were also heard blaring out inside the US consulate in Erbil, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, according to Al Ghad TV. 

However, Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the al-Taji base was calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill.  

Reports of the alleged  strike occurred just hours after a flurry of US airstrikes were carried out on militia bases in Western Iraq and Syria, targeting Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a paramilitary umbrella group that is part of the Iraqi government.

US forces were said to be specifically targeting the Kataib Hezbollah (KH), a faction within the PMU, in response to repeated attacks against US-led coalition forces in Iraq.

The targeted three KH bases in Iraq and two in Syria, under the belief each of the locations ‘included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on coalition forces.’ 

Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was al-Taji calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was al-Taji calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was al-Taji calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill

DailyMail Online


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