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Rockets target Iraqi military base hosting US forces

A member of the Iraqi security forces inspects the damage outside the Zawraa park in the capital Baghdad on November 18, 2020, after volley of rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital breaking a month-long truce on attacks against the US embassy [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]
A member of the Iraqi security forces inspects the damage outside the Zawraa park in the capital Baghdad on November 18, 2020, after volley of rockets slammed into the Iraqi capital breaking a month-long truce on attacks against the US embassy [AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images]

A military base housing US troops in western Iraq was attacked with rockets on Tuesday, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said, Anadolu Agency reported.

In a statement, the ministry said two Katyusha rockets landed on the Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar province, adding the attack "did not cause any significant losses."

The attack came amid a visit to Iraq by a high-level US delegation, led by White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk, to discuss a military withdrawal from the country.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Ain al-Assad accommodates US troops and was visited by former President Donald Trump on Dec. 26, 2018.

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