Four rockets target base housing US personnel near Baghdad

An American military trainer at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops and is located north of the capital Baghdad. (File photo: AP)

Four rockets exploded on Sunday night near a base housing US troops close to Iraq’s capital, a security official said, shortly after Washington carried out deadly air strikes against a pro-Iran faction.

“Four Katyusha rockets exploded in the evening around the huge Taji Iraqi military base... which houses American soldiers, without causing casualties,” said the Iraqi official, who did not want to be named.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56