Rocket attacks on US positions at Ain Al Asad Airbase
ISWNews Analysis Group: The Iraqi resistance groups attacked positions of the US forces at Ain Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq with several rockets.
According to Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition in the region, the base was targeted by 14 rockets, injuring three people. On the other hand, The Thar al-Muhandis resistance group issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack and saying that 30 Grad rockets had been fired at Ain Al Asad Airbase.
Based on available information, the US missile defense systems have failed to repel the rocket attack. No information has been released on the extent of the damage and possible casualties in the attack.
According to IWN information , this is the ninth attack by Iraqi resistance groups on US positions at the Ain Al Asad Airbase, and in the previous attack on July 5, at least eight 107 mm rockets were fired at the base.
In response, US artillery shelled al-Baghdadi and Hit areas in Anbar province. These attacks have resulted in damage to residential and civilian areas.