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BREAKING: US base in Iraq attacked with 10 rockets

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Amid the rising tensions between the US and Iran, at least 10 rockets were fired at Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base on Wednesday that hosts United States, coalition and Iraqi forces, the Iraqi military said, reported Reuters.

This is the second such rocket attack in Iraq this month alone. Notably, it has also happened just two days before Pope Francis is due to visit Iraq. The Pope is scheduled to visit the country from March 5-8.

As per the latest information, no casualty has been reported during the rocket launch attack.

The rockets were reportedly fired from a location in western Anbar province, about 8 km from the base. However, some an Iraqi security official told Reuters that the rockets came from the Baiader area of Baghdad.

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