Multiple ballistic missiles, rockets fired at US air base in Iraq, causing injuries

Multiple ballistic missiles and rockets have been launched by Iranian-backed militias in Western Iraq targeting al-Asad air base in Iraq, the United Sates Central Command (CENTCOM) says in a statement.

Most of the missiles were intercepted by the base’s air defense systems while others impacted on the base, the statement adds.

Damage assessments are ongoing, and a number of US personnel are undergoing evaluation for traumatic brain injuries, and at least one Iraqi service member is wounded, the CENTCOM statement says.

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