Rockets fired at Iraq ain al asad air base housing us forces

The Israeli-Hamas war is having an impact on U.S. forces.

Aniruddha Chakraborty
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BY A STAFF REPORTER: On Monday, four Katyusha rockets were fired at Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq, where U.S. and other international forces are stationed in western Iraq. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties in the attack, and two military officials said the rockets could have moved away from the base.

Rockets were fired from a desert area about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of the base and Iraqi security forces launched a search for the attackers, the sources said.

Attacks on U.S. forces have increased since the conflict began in Israel on Oct. 7, and Iraqi armed groups linked to Iran have threatened to target U.S. interests with missiles and drones if Washington intervenes to support Israel against Hamas in Gaza.