10/23/2020

The US military base at Erbil airport was bombarded

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The US military base at Erbil airport was bombarded with rockets

A US defense official with direct knowledge of the latest reports told CNN initial indicators are that three rockets struck a base where US troops are located, with additional rockets hitting outside the base. There are no reports of US injuries or damage so far.

The US has some initial indications the rockets may have been larger than those typically used, but officials are still trying to confirm that. The defense official called this attack “troubling” because of the number of rockets involved and the possible use of larger-scale weapons.

Previously, it was the Iraqi capital that was listed as the main withdrawal point for US embassy personnel in Baghdad, due to constant shelling of the “green zone”.

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