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]
More from Twitter observers at the time of the event, and from Mideast news sources in the area.
مصادر أمنية عراقية: سقوط صاروخ قرب قاعدة بلد العسكرية التي تستضيف قوات أميركية في محافظة صلاح الدين
— سكاي نيوز عربية-عاجل (@SkyNewsArabia_B) January 9, 2020
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) January 9, 2020
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) January 9, 2020
#Iraq - A rocket landed near Balad airbase that houses U.S. troops in northern Baghdad: Sumaria
— Zaid Sabah (@ZaidSabah) January 9, 2020