17 rockets landed near a US military base in Iraq

IRAQ (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — A US military base in the Qayyarah area of ​​Mosul was targeted by 17 rockets, an Iraqi security source said on Wednesday, without giving further details.

Informed sources said that the attack did not result in any casualties or material damage, while no one claimed responsibility for the launch of rockets towards the base.

For its part, the Security Media Cell, in a statement, that “the security forces in the province is conducting a search and search aimed at arresting the group that fired rockets towards the base.”

The Qayyarah air base is one of the most important camps in Iraq, used by US forces after 2003.

With IS taking control of large areas of Iraq in 2014, Qayyarah camp was used as a base and prison, before Iraqi forces retook it in July 2016.

The base was transferred to the Mosul Liberation Operations Center, and at the end of 2016, 560 US military personnel were sent to the base to support Iraqi forces in the battle to liberate Mosul.

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