14 Missiles Target Ain al-Assad Base
Al-Mayadeen correspondent reports that four explosions were heard in the Anbar Governorate, west of Iraq, as a result of missile strikes on the "Ain al-Assad" US airbase.
Al Mayadeen sources reported hearing 4 explosions in the Anbar Governorate, west of Iraq, from missile strikes on the "Ain al-Assad" airbase housing American forces. Subsequently, the Baghdadi area witnessed an overflight of coalition helicopters.
According to the US coalition, "14 missiles targeted the 'Ain al-Assad' base and its surroundings," adding that "initial reports indicate 3 minor injuries, and work is underway to assess the damage."
The Spokesman for the International Coalition led by the United States, US Colonel Wayne Maroto, said that "at least 3 missiles" landed on the "Ain al-Assad" airbase, but "did not result in any deaths or injuries."
Initial report: At approx. 12:30 PM local time, Ain Al-Assad Air Base was attacked by 14 rockets. The rockets landed on the base & perimeter. Force protection defensive measures were activated. At this time initial reports indicate 3 minor injuries. Damage is being assessed.— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) July 7, 2021
On July 5, Katyusha missiles targeted the base, as witnessed by the US military department in the "Ain al-Assad" air force.
Going further back to June 20, a Katyusha rocket fell on the western side of "Ain al-Assad," which caused material damage to the outer fence of the base, according to a security source who spoke to Al Mayadeen.
The base was previously targeted with 3 missiles on May 24, with no casualties reported among its members.