Feb 16, 2020 - World

Iraq base hosting U.S. military in Baghdad hit by "small rockets"

Protesters try to set fire to the outside fence of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 31

Protesters try to set fire to the outside fence of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Dec. 31. Photo: Khalil Dawood/Xinhua/Bai Ping via Getty Images

"Small rockets" hit the Iraqi base hosting American and other troops in Baghdad's Green Zone early Sunday, a U.S. military spokesperson confirmed in a statement.

Details: The attack at the base hosting International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve troops occurred just before 3:30 a.m., said Col. Myles B. Caggins III. There were no casualties and an investigation has been opened into the incident, he added.

The big picture: No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts, which come just over a month after Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq.

  • 109 American troops sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of that attack, the State Department said last Monday.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the attack and context.

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