Ain Al Asad airbase, which is located in Iraq’s Al Anbar province and hosts Iraqi and US troops, was subjected to a massive rocket attack on Wednesday, Iraq’s state-run news agency INA reported, citing a security source.
“The Ain Al Asad base was attacked today with 10 rockets, according to preliminary data,” the source said.
There were no casualties reported as a result of the attack.
Iraqi media reported that the US coalition base in Ain Al-Asad was targeted by four Katyusha rockets.
The US militray then confirmed the attack, with OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto saying in a tweet that 10 indirect fire rockets hit the airbase. He added that Iraqi forces are leading an investigation in the attack.
US forces had closed their military unit at the Ain al-Asad base and withdrawn their troops from the watchtower, according to Saberin news channel.
The airbase west of Baghdad along with Erbil Airbase in the country’s north were hit by dozen missiles launched by Iran on January 8, 2020, in retaliation for the US strike which killed top Iranian commander Lt. General Qassem Suleimani near Baghdad airport on earlier on January 3.