These buckets hit the Ain al-Asad airbase at 7:20 a.m. (local time, coalition spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said neither side has claimed responsibility.
The Iraqi military released a statement saying the attack did not cause significant damage and security forces have found a launch pad used to fire the rockets. The launch pad was found in Anbar, in the al-Baghdad region.
The incident comes after the US attacked targets of pro-Iran militants in the Iraq-Syria border last week, killing at least 1 militia and raising concerns about the possible incidents. retaliatory attacks, especially after the US murdered Iranian General Qassim Soleimani near Baghdad airport earlier last year.
The attack this time targeted the same base where Iran launched a series of missiles last January in retaliation for Soleimani’s murder. Dozens of American soldiers were injured in that incident.
British Ambassador to Iraq Stephen Hickey condemned the attack, saying Britain remained determined to pursue the fight against Islamic State forces.
Denmark, which also joined forces with the United States and Britain where the attack was hit, says the coalition force in Ain al-Asad is helping to bring security and stability to the host country.
The attack comes just two days after Pope Francis is scheduled to visit Iraq, with scheduled stops in Baghdad, southern Iraq and the northern city of Irbil.
According to AP