January 3, 2020 / 7:41 PM / 15 days ago

Reports of attacks on U.S. military base in Iraq are false - two sources

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Reports of an attack on Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false, a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said.

U.S. and Brent crude oil futures had rallied on tweets citing unconfirmed attacks on a U.S. military installation in Iraq.

Reporting Kamal Ayash; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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