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Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting US troops, say security sources

Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting US troops, say security sources

13/2/2020 10:11:00 PM

Rocket attack hits north Iraq base hosting US troops, say security sources

KIRKUK, IRAQ (AFP) - A rocket attack on Thursday night (Feb 13) slammed into an Iraq i base in the remote province of Kirkuk where American troops are stationed, Iraq i and US security sources told AFP.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.It was the first attack on the K1 base since Dec 27, when a volley of around 30 rockets killed a US contractor there, which Washington blamed on Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline Iraqi military faction close to Iran.

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