© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Blasting walls of a sleeping quarters for US soldiers can be seen at the Ain al-Asad air force base in the Iraqi province of Anbar on January 13, 2020. REUTERS / John Davison
BAGDAD (Reuters) – An unmanned aerial surveillance system attack on Saturday targeted the Iraqi air base at Ain al-Asad in western Iraq, where US and other international forces are stationed, but caused no injuries, a coalition spokesman said.
U.S. Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, said on Twitter that the attack is being investigated, but an initial report suggests the attack occurred at 2:20 a.m. local time and damaged a hangar have.
The United States has accused Iranian-backed militia groups of regularly launching rocket attacks against their Iraqi forces. There was no immediate claim to responsibility for Saturday's attack.
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