Atlanta, United States (CNN)–Ain al-Assad base in Iraq’s Anbar province, which hosts US forces, was attacked on Wednesday by missiles, but no casualties were reported.
On Tuesday, the Iraqi army announced that it had shot down two drones that targeted al-Qaeda.
Sharhabeel al-Obaidi, director of al-Baghdadi district, and Suleiman al-Kubaisi, media advisor to the governor of Anbar, told CNN that at least 5 missiles landed on Wednesday inside Ain al-Assad base, without causing any casualties.
Sources said that the missiles were launched from the village of Bastamiya, 15 kilometers east of the base.
In the aftermath of the attack, the Iraqi army said, in a statement, that “outlaw elements” had fired the missiles, and that security forces were conducting searches and investigations.
The Iraqi army said, earlier today, that a missile landed inside the Camp Victory base near Baghdad airport, and there were no reports of material or human losses.
It is noteworthy that the US-led coalition had announced, in a statement, the targeting of US military advisers and their Syrian allies, on Wednesday morning, with eight batches of indirect fire on their base known as the “Green Village” in eastern Syria by Iran-backed factions, and according to the statement, they responded The coalition forces fired six artillery shells at the original points of attack.
This latest incident comes a day after the US military carried out strikes in Syria, following indirect fire that a coalition official described as an “imminent threat” to forces near the Green Village.
Source: CNN Arabic