Rockets hit Iraq base hosting U.S. troops

Rebecca Falconer
·1 min read

At least 10 rockets on Wednesday morning "targeted" the Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq that's hosting U.S.-led coalition troops, a coalition spokesperson Col. Wayne Marotto said.

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The big picture: There were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack — the first on a U.S.-led coalition base in the region since the United States launched an airstrike against facilities in Syria linked to an Iran-backed militia group last week. It comes two days before Pope Francis is due to make the first papal visit to Iraq.

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