Rocket Fire Against US Targets in Iraq, At Least Two Wounded

At least 14 rockets hit Ayn al-Asad air base

Recent US attacks in Iraq and Syria have led to threats of retaliation. This may well be happening Wednesday, with rockets hitting multiple US-related targets.

The largest attack was in the afternoon, at the Ayn al-Asad base inĀ  Western Iraq. Fourteen rockets were fired at the site, and two minor injuries were reported.

The US says the attackers fired from a mobile rocket launcher from a nearby town. They reported a truck transporting the rockets also detonated.

A group calling itself Brigades to Avenge al-Muhandis claimed credit for the attack, saying they fired 30 rockets, saying they would force the US to leave Iraq.

In what may be a related matter, there were two rockets reported to have landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone, near the US embassy. Details on this report are still emerging.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.