Rockets Hit Iraq Base Hosting US Troops: Reports
Rockets hit a military base in Iraq south of Mosul that houses American troops on Friday, according to several reports.
An Iraqi army base in Qayyara, located about 40 miles south of Mosul, was hit by rocket fire, reported The Associated Press, citing Iraqi officials. American forces in the area are battling remnants of the ISIS terrorist group.
The news agency reported that 17 rockets were fired at the base.
There was no claim of responsibility yet.
The Iraqi military said in a statement to Reuters that no material damage was done, and there were no injuries in the rocket barrage.
In Mosul five years ago, the former head of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared himself “caliph” over millions of people in Syria and Iraq. Thousands of people died and millions were displaced in the region over the next several years.
More than a week ago, President Donald Trump announced the death of al-Baghdadi, who was found holed up in a compound in northern Syria.
In 2017, U.S.-backed Iraqi troops unleashed an offensive on ISIS militants and ousted them from power. The fighting left much of Mosul in ruins.
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