Tuesday 20 April 2021
News ID: 88807
Publish Date: 04 April 2021 - 21:57
BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Two rockets fell in a rural area near Balad, a military air base which hosts U.S. troops, according to reports on Sunday.
According to Iraqi security officials, the purpose of the attack was to strike Balad airbase, but the rockets fell short and hit the village of al-Bu Asi, just southeast of the target.
There has been no information about who was behind the attack on the base.
The Balad air base is located some 50 miles (80.4 kilometers) north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
On 20 February, two servicemen were wounded as a result of a similar attack.
Iraqi military bases housing U.S. personnel faced multiple attacks over the past months.
Sunday attack was the 14th attack against American interests – including troops, the Baghdad embassy or Iraqi supply convoys to foreign forces – since U.S. President Joe Biden took office in January.
Two Americans and an Iraqi civilian have been killed in the attacks.

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