Missiles struck Iraqi base housing US forces, injuring two

Missiles struck Iraqi base housing US forces, injuring two
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BAGHDAD, July 7 (Reuters) – At least 14 missiles struck an Iraqi air base that was hosting U.S. and other international forces on Wednesday, slightly injuring two people, the U.S.-led coalition said, as Kurdish-led forces in Syria said that they had thwarted a drone attack in an area where US forces are also operating.

There were no direct declarations of responsibility for the attacks, which were part of a recent wave targeting US forces or areas in Iraq and Syria where they operate, both countries where Iranian-backed militias are in power.

Iraqi militias allied with Iran vowed retaliation after four of their members were killed in US attacks on the Iraqi-Syrian border last month.

Two people were slightly injured in the rocket attack on the Ain al-Asad air base in western Iraq, US Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, US Army spokesman …

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