Rockets Hit Iraq Base Hosting U.S. Troops Amid Tension With Iran

Ten rockets struck a military base used by U.S. forces in Iraq amid heightened tensions between Washington and Iran-backed militant groups in the country.

A U.S. civilian contractor suffered a cardiac episode while sheltering during the attack and died, according to Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby. No U.S. servicemembers were hurt in the attack on Iraq’s Al Asad base, Mr. Kirby said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. An Iraqi news agency, Sabreen, which supports Iranian-allied militias, published photos and initial reports of the attack.

President Biden said Wednesday that his administration is looking into the rocket attack.

“Thank God, no one was killed by the rocket,” he said. “One individual, a contractor, died of a heart attack. But we’re identifying who’s responsible and will make judgments from that point.”

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Ten rockets struck a military base used by U.S. forces in Iraq amid heightened tensions between Washington and Iran-backed militant groups in the country. A U.S. civilian contractor suffered a cardiac episode while sheltering during the attack and died, according to Pentagon press secretary John F. Kirby. No U.S. servicemembers were hurt in the attack on Iraq’s Al Asad base, Mr. Kirby said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. An Iraqi news agency, Sabreen, which supports Iranian-allied militias, published photos and initial reports of the attack. President Biden said Wednesday that his administration is looking into the rocket attack. “Thank God, no one was killed by the rocket,” he said. “One individual, a contractor, died of a heart attack. But we’re identifying who’s responsible and will make judgments from that point.” “Thank God, no one was killed by the rocket,” he said. “One individual, a contractor, died of a heart attack. But we’re identifying who’s responsible and will make judgments from that point.”
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