US-led alliance reports attack on Iraq military base


Baghdad, May 8 (IANS): A US-led alliance fighting the Islamic State (IS) terror group on Saturday said an air attack had targeted a military base in western Iraq, causing no casualties.

Alliance spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said on Twitter that the "Ain Al-Asad Air Base (AAAB) was attacked by an unmanned aerial surveillance system" at around 11.30 p.m. on Friday, dpa news agency rpeorted.

"No injuries reported. A hangar was damaged. The attack is under investigation," he added.

So far, there has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.

It was the latest in a series of attacks targeting bases housing US forces in Iraq.

In recent months, the heavily-fortified Green Zone in the capital Baghdad, home to the US embassy, and facilities hosting American troops in Iraq have been the target of repeated attacks blamed on pro-Iranian groups.

 

  

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