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Highlights:

  • Nearly, 13 rockets were launched from a location about 8 km (5 miles) from the base.
  • The attack did not result in any fatalities.
  • This was the second rocket attack in Iraq this month.
  • The attack came two days ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the nation. 

On Wednesday, several rockets landed at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad airbase that hosts the United States coalition and Iraqi forces. However, the attack did not result in any losses.

The authorities informed that around 13 rockets were launched from a location about 8 km (5 miles) from the base in western Anbar province. As per sources, this was the second rocket attack in Iraq this month. The attack came two days ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to the nation. 

Despite the dampened security situation prevailing in the country, the Pope will visit the nation. The country has seen the first big suicide bombing in Baghdad for three years. Back on February 16, a rocket had attacked the U.S.-led forces in northern Iraq. The attack had claimed the life of a civilian contractor and had left a US service member injured.

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