A rocket is reported to have fallen in Iraq's northern Salahuddin province, reports Reuters reports, citing police sources. The strike is close to the Balad air base which houses US troops.
The source of the rocket is unknown, the sources said. It caused no casualties. Dujail is 50 km (30 miles) north of Baghdad. Balad base is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Baghdad. https://boingboing.net/2020/01/09/rocket-falls-in-northern-iraq.html
More: Rocket explodes near Iraqi base housing US troops [REUTERS, JANUARY 9, 2020 20:47]
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