Rocket falls near Iraqi base housing US troops: Police sources

A satellite image shows damaged and destroyed buildings at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, after an earlier attack.
A satellite image shows damaged and destroyed buildings at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, after an earlier attack.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TIKRIT, IRAQ (REUTERS) - A rocket fell on Thursday night (Jan 9) 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 US troops.

The source of the rocket is unknown, the sources said.

It caused no casualties.

Dujail is 50km north of Baghdad.

Balad base is about 80km north of Baghdad.