Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

10 rocket attack on US forces at Iraqi base – 1 American dead at base

By Ryan Long, American Military News

10 rockets were fired at Iraq’s Al Asad Airbase, which hosts U.S. and coalition forces on Wednesday morning. A U.S. contractor reportedly died of a heart attack while sheltering during the attack.

Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto tweeted, “Initial report: 10 IDF rockets targeted an Iraqi military base, Al Asad Airbase, hosting Coalition troops, on March 03, 2021 at approx 7:20 a.m. (Iraqi time). Iraqi SF are leading the response & investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.”

“10 Indirect Fire rockets and Iraqi Security Forces are investigating,” Marotto continued.

Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson tweeted, “U.S. officials: American contractor died of heart attack today in Iraq at same base where 10 rockets hit at 7:20 am local time. Officials say it’s not clear if the rockets caused the heart attack. The incident is under investigation. No U.S. troops killed or wounded in attack.”

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