Friday, 23 April 2021 08:56 GMT

Iraq’s biggest military airbase hit by two missiles

( MENAFN ) The Iraqi army said in a statement that two rockets on Monday settled near an Iraqi military airbase in Iraq's Salahudin province in the north of Baghdad.

The media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command (JOC) said in a brief statement that the offensive occurred in the evening as the missiles landed at the border of Balad airbase, some 90 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad; however, zero casualties were reported.

As per the statement, the rockets were launched from Saadiyat al-Shatt, an area located across the Tigris River in the neighboring Diyala province.

The mentioned Balad airbase is the biggest military airbase in Iraq and was given its name by the U.S. forces as Logistics Support Activity (LSA) Anaconda.

The airbase still houses some U.S. experts and advisers of a U.S. company operating the Iraqi F-16 jet fighters, but the U.S. troops withdrew more than a year ago after the airbase came under a series of rocket attacks by unidentified militias.

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