Iraq officials: Rockets strike outside airport near US base


Empty check in desks in the departures hall at the Irbil International Airport in Iraq, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. On Friday evening the Iraq federal government instituted a flight ban that halted all international flights from servicing the Kurdish region’s airports. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say rockets have struck outside Irbil international airport near where U.S. forces are based in northern Iraq, wounding at least two civilians and causing property damage.

Three rockets Monday night hit the areas between the civilian airport in the Kurdish-run region and the nearby base hosting U.S. troops, the three security officials said.

At least two civilians were wounded and material damage was caused to cars and other property, the officials said, without providing more details. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

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April 24 2021 08:00 am

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