A coalition airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar has been struck by at least 10 missiles, just two weeks after a rocket attack on US-led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian military contractor.
The military base, which houses both US and coalition troops, was struck and was hit by at least 10 indirect fire missiles at approximately 7:20am (4:20am GMT). It is as yet unclear if there are any casualties.
It is the first attack on coalition positions since the US launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia in Syria last week. The base was targeted in January 2020 by Iranian forces, launched in response to the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
In total, at least 11 Qiam missiles were fired at Ain al-Asad in the Iranian counterattack, according to the defense secretary at the time, Mark Esper – though CBS’ reporting put the figure at 16, stating that several projectiles had misfired.
Wednesday’s attack comes just two weeks after a rocket attack struck the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, killing an American military contractor and injuring others, including US service members.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.