January 9, 2020 / 6:46 PM / 14 days ago

Rocket falls near Iraqi base housing U.S. troops - police sources

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A rocket fell on Thursday night in the Fadhlan area of the Dujail district in Iraq’s northern Salahuddin province, police sources said. The area is close to the Balad air base which houses U.S. 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 kilometres (50 miles) north of Baghdad.

Reporting by Ghazwan Hassan; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein

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