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Rockets hit Iraq’s Ain al-Asad base housing US forces, no casualties: US coalition

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A picture taken on January 13, 2020 during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group, shows US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. (AFP)
A picture taken on January 13, 2020 during a press tour organised by the US-led coalition fighting the remnants of the ISIS group, shows US soldiers clearing rubble at Ain al-Asad military airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. (AFP)

At least three rockets landed on Monday on the Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts US and other international forces in western Iraq, but caused no casualties, a coalition spokesman said.

US Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the US-led international military coalition, tweeted that initial reports suggested the attack took place at 2:45 p.m.. He said the damage was being assessed.

The US accuses Iran-backed militia groups of launching regular rocket attacks against its troops in Iraq. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Monday’s attack.

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