Rocket Reportedly Hits Near Military Base Hosting US Forces in Iraq
06:41 GMT 05.01.2022 (Updated: 16:43 GMT 08.01.2023)
© SABAH ARARA picture taken on November 7, 2021 shows government buildings inside Baghdad's Green Zone across the Tigris River, following an overnight drone attack on the residence of Iraq's prime minister inside the zone
© SABAH ARAR
The reports of a rocket attack come after two drones were shot down on Tuesday attempting to approach the coalition's Ain al-Asad Air facility.
A rocket has hit an Iraqi military base near the Baghdad International Airport that houses US forces, Reuters has reported, citing military sources. According to the report, no one was hurt in the incident.
At the same time, Al-Jazeera reported that the Baghdad International Airport was targeted by at least four Katyusha rockets today.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
The series of drone and rocket strikes in Baghdad comes on the anniversary of the US attack that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.