Exclusive CCTV footage shows 3 cars used in attack on Iraq’s Ain Assad airbase

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Exclusive video shows three vehicles that were used in the Katyusha rockets attack that hit the Ain Assad military airbase that houses Iraqi and US-led coalition forces in Iraq’s western Anbar province.

Earlier on Wednesday, at least 10 rockets hit the base at 7:20 am, according to US-coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto.


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An American civilian contractor with the US-led coalition in Iraq died of a heart attack during the attack, the Pentagon confirmed later in the day.

A missile launcher was found in the al-Baghdadi city in the Anbar province, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent. Al-Baghdadi is the closest village to the United States’ military base.

It was the first attack since the US struck Iran-aligned militia targets along the Iraq-Syria border last week.

Al Arabiya English’s Tamara Abueish and Joseph Haboush contributed to this report.

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