Rockets hit Iraqi airbase hosting US military personnel

Rockets hit Iraqi airbase hosting US military personnel
Baghdad: A slew of rockets hit an Iraqi airbase hosting US military personnel north of Baghdad, wounding four local troops, Iraq has confirmed on Sunday.

A statement by the Iraqi military said that eight Katyusha-type rockets pounded Al-Balad airbase wounding four local military men, including two officers and two airmen.

Al-Balad houses Iraq's F-16s which it had procured from America.

A majority of the American contractors and Air Force contingent stationed at the base had already been evacuated in the aftermath of rising escalations between Iran and America during the past two weeks.