US Ain al-Asad base targeted with Katyusha rockets: report

TEHRAN, Mar. 03 (MNA) – Iraqi sources reported that the US military base in Ain al-Asad was targeted by rockets.

The Ain al-Asad base in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar was targeted by rockets, the Saberin Telegram channel reported on Wednesday.

Shafaq News also quoted a security official as confirming the news and reporting that the US coalition base in Ain al-Asad was targeted by four Katyusha rockets.

Al-Jazeera quoted Iraqi security sources as saying that 10 rockets hit the ground near the US coalition base.

Aftermath of Katyuasha rocket attack against the base as reported by Saberin News

The official Iraq News Agency also confirmed the news and wrote that ‌Ain al-Asad base was targeted with 10 rockets.

Saberin News reported that US forces had closed their military unit at the Ain al-Asad base and withdrawn their troops from the watchtower.

AFP quoted security sources as saying in connection with today's attack that a contractor had been killed in a rocket attack on Ain al-Asad.

AFP says the man died of a heart attack.

Al-Mayadeen reported, quoting its correspondent in Baghdad, that the contractor was an American.

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