Pentagon says US air base in Iraq attacked again, causing minor damage

Pentagon spokesman US Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, March 24, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Pentagon spokesman US Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, March 24, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Pentagon says that there was an attempted attack at Irbil air base in Iraq but there were no casualties and only minor damage to the facilities.

Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, Pentagon press secretary, declines to detail which Iranian-backed groups may be responsible for the recent spate of attacks at bases in Iraq and Syria.

He says there have been at least 12 attacks in Iraq and four in Syria, and that 21 US personnel received minor injuries in two separate attacks early last week.

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