Attack on US military base in Iraq, Iran accused of firing ballistic missiles

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Baghdad : On Sunday, a series of rocket attacks hit a US military base in northern Iraq. Rockets hit a US Army base and the office of a Kurdish news channel in Irbil. Governor Omad Khoshnavi confirmed that at least five “Iranian ballistic missiles” struck the city on Sunday. He said it was not immediately clear whether the missiles were targeted at the US consulate at the site or the city’s airport. Kurdish Health Minister Saman Barzanzi said there were casualties after the Erbil blasts, DailyMail reported. US officials later confirmed that there were no military casualties in the attack. More details about the attack were not revealed, but some videos shared on social media claimed that ballistic missiles were fired from Iran at a US military base in Irbil.

Continuous attacks on US basesIraqi Shia Muslim cleric Muktada al-Sadr said on Twitter that Irbil is on fire… just like Kurds are not Iraqi. Earlier in September, rockets were fired at the US base at Irbil International Airport, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the US. Erbil airport has been attacked several times in the last few years. Drones equipped with explosives were used in most of the attacks.

American soldiers fighting against Islamic StateUS officials blame the attacks on Iran-aligned Shia Muslim militias, who have vowed to fight until the remaining 2,500 US soldiers leave the country. The US military is leading an international military alliance. Its purpose is to help Iraqi forces fight against the Sunni extremist organization Islamic State.

[Attribution to NBT]

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