Mortars hit Iraq’s Balad air base: Military sources

US Vice-President Mike Pence greets US troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Nov 23, 2019
US Vice-President Mike Pence greets US troops at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Nov 23, 2019PHOTO: REUTERS

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Two mortars landed inside Iraq’s Balad air base on Thursday (Dec 5), two Iraqi military sources said.

No casualties have been reported in the mortar attack against the air base, said the sources.

Balad base hosts US forces and contractors and is located about 80km north of Baghdad.

On Tuesday, five rockets landed on Ain Al-Asad air base, which hosts US forces in Anbar province in western Iraq without causing any casualties.