2 US military service members hurt in rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base

This comes as the U.S. significantly withdraws its presence in the Middle East.

July 07, 2021, 4:13 PM

A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed that two U.S. military service members were injured in a rocket attack on al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq earlier Wednesday.

The U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad had confirmed earlier in the day that 14 rockets had been fired towards the base with some landing inside the perimeter.

Separately, a defense official said that the injuries consist of a concussion for one of the service members and an abrasion for the other.

This comes more than a week after White House officials said the U.S. carried out an airstrike near the Iraq-Syria border to target Iran-backed militias and two facilities behind drone attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.

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