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Several missiles were fired from Iraq at a US military base in Syria

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr22,2024

Several missiles were fired from Iraq at a US military base in Syria

Photo: US Military in Syria

At least five rockets were fired from the Iraqi town of Zummar at a US military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday April 21, two Iraqi security sources told Reuters.

The attack on US troops was the first since early February that Iran-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks on US troops in the region.

The attack came on the same day Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani returned from the United States, where he met with President Joe Biden at the White House.

Two Iraqi security sources and a senior army officer said a missile launcher mounted on the back of a small truck was parked near the Syrian border. city ​​of Zummar.

According to a military spokesman, the truck caught fire from the explosion of unfired missiles while military aircraft were in the sky.

"We cannot confirm , that the truck was destroyed by American military aircraft until we conduct an investigation", – a military source said on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces were deployed to the area and began searching for the attackers, who fled in another vehicle, a security official stationed in the town of Zummar said.

The incident occurred a day after a powerful explosion rocked a military base in Iraq early on Saturday, April 20, killing one member of the Iraqi security forces.

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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