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Rockets land at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad airbase, kills US contractor

Mar 03, 2021 22:50 IST | By Editorji News Desk

At least 10 rockets landed at Ain al-Asad airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, according to the Iraqi military and the US-led coalition forces. The rockets struck the airbase, which hosts US, coalition and Iraqi forces on Wednesday, spokesman for the US-led coalition forces said. Pentagon confirmed that the attack killed a US contractor.  The contractor “suffered a cardiac episode while sheltering” and died shortly afterward. The rocket attack comes two days before Pope Francis is due to visit the country.

 

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