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BAGHDAD: Five rockets were fired at Iraq’s Balad airbase, but no casualties were reported.

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According to details, five rockets were fired at Balad Air Base in Iraq on Wednesday evening, Iraqi security officials said that there was no damage in the area where the two rockets landed.

The area has been hit by rocket fire several times before, according to AFP. At Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad, a US company called Sally Port provides maintenance and repair services for Iraqi F-16 fighter jets. Is.

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The rocket struck near a military base at Baghdad International Airport, killing at least three foreigners and an Iraqi employee of a company operating there, an Iraqi military and security official said. Happened

In addition, a rocket hit the area of ​​the airport that is used by US military aircraft.

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Iraqi officials say the rocket attacks were carried out by drones used by pro-Iranian groups, and the United States has generally blamed such attacks on Iranian-backed groups.

It is believed that the employees working at the said airbase were removed by the American company Head Martin only last month due to security concerns. The rocket attacks are also being seen as a ploy to pressure Washington to withdraw all its officials from Iraq.

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