Rockets fell on a coalition base south of Baghdad

Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”

In attacks not the first of its kind, four Katyusha rockets landed on a military base used by the US-led coalition forces south of Baghdad, on Friday, causing some material damage without casualties, according to the Iraqi army.

The rockets landed at the Basmaya base, where Spanish soldiers are stationed as part of the US-led coalition to fight ISIS.

The statement issued by the security media cell in the Iraqi army indicated that “the first missile landed on an armor depot, while the second missile fell on the caravans (vehicles) belonging to the camp protection regiment.”

He added that “the other two missiles fell in an empty square, which resulted in material damage without causing casualties,” explaining that “the initial information indicates that the launch of these missiles was from the Al-Dainiyah region of Diyala Governorate.”

No known armed group, backed by Tehran, has declared any of these attacks.

It is reported that, over the past months, rocket and mortar attacks have targeted bases that include coalition forces and the US embassy in Baghdad as well, and the United States blames these operations the armed groups backed by Iran.

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