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Iraq: 2 rockets strike air base in Salahudin


( MENAFN ) According the Iraqi military, on Sunday, Apr. 4 two rockets settled close to an Iraqi military air base in Iraq's Salahudin province north of capital Baghdad.

The rockets settled at 12:15 p.m. local time (0915 GMT) at the edge of Balad air base, around 90 km north of the capital, without leading to fatalities, stated a report by the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command.

The report noted that the rockets were launched from al-Dojama, an area found over the Tigris River in the adjacent Diyala province, further saying that the air base accommodates Iraqi jet fighters.

Balad is the biggest military air base in Iraq and still accommodates a number of U.S. experts and advisers. The U.S. troops left over a year ago after the base came under a string of rocket assault by unknown militias.


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