Five rockets land near Iraq’s Ain Al-Asad air base – coalition official


BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Five rockets landed near Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which hosts U.S. and different worldwide forces west of Baghdad, leaving no casualties, a coalition official advised Reuters on Wednesday.

The closest influence was round 2 kilometres from the base, the official added. Iraqi military officers advised Reuters the rounds fired had been Katyusha rockets.

The assault comes a day after two explosive-laden drones had been shot down by Iraqi air defences as they approached the base.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Writing by Alaa Swilam, Editing by Alex Richardson)

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