Rockets hit military base south of Baghdad, no casualties

Rockets hit military base south of Baghdad, no casualties
The rockets hit Besmaya base, where Spanish troops have been based as part of the fight directed by the US-led coalition against Daesh. (File/AFP)
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Updated 24 July 2020

Rockets hit military base south of Baghdad, no casualties

Rockets hit military base south of Baghdad, no casualties
  • The rockets hit Besmaya base, where Spanish troops have been based as part of the fight directed by the US-led coalition against Daesh
  • The coalition is reducing its troops in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Four Katyusha rockets hit a military base used by US-led coalition troops south of Baghdad on Friday and caused some material damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military said in a statement.
The rockets hit Besmaya base, where Spanish troops have been based as part of the fight directed by the US-led coalition against Daesh. The coalition is reducing its troops in Iraq.
A number of rocket and mortar attacks have hit bases hosting coalition forces and landed near the US embassy in Baghdad in recent months. The United States blames Iran-backed militia groups.
No known paramilitary groups loyal to Iran have claimed responsibility for the attacks.