Iraq: 3 Grad missiles hit vicinity of Ain Al-Assad Base
The US-led International Coalition confirms that the vicinity of Ain Al-Assad Base in Al-Anbar was targeted with three Grad missiles with no losses reported.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported Saturday that explosions were heard in the vicinity of Ain Al-Assad Base in the Iraqi province of Al-Anbar.
Our correspondent pointed out that three Grad missiles fell in the vicinity of the base northwest of Al-Anbar.
The US-led International Coalition confirmed that a missile targeted the base, without causing losses.
In a statement, the Coalition said, "The Iraqi base of Ain Al-Assad was attacked at exactly 7:55 pm today, after which one missile fell 4 kilometers outside the base area."
"No losses were recorded as a result of this attack, and the Iraqi security forces are investigating the matter," the statement added.
It is noteworthy that this is the fourth attack targeting US bases and interests in Iraq.
Last Wednesday, a Katyusha missile targeted an Iraqi military base hosting US forces near Baghdad International Airport.
On April 8, Iraqi security sources confirmed that the defense systems at Ain Al-Assad Air Base in Iraq intercepted and shot down a drone flying near the base.
Ain Al-Assad Base - which hosts forces of the international coalition - was targeted on April 4 by booby-trapped aircraft.
In addition, the diplomatic area at the Baghdad International Airport was targeted on January 3 with two drones on the second anniversary of the assassination of Al-Quds Force Commander, Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani and the Deputy Head of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis.