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Rockets Hit Military Base Near Baghdad; No Casualties, Iraqi Military Says


FILE - Iraqi army soldiers in a M1A1 Abrams tank, purchased from the U.S., participate in joint training with U.S. troops at the Besmaya Combat Training Center southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Aug 24, 2010.

Four Katyusha rockets hit a military base used by U.S.-led coalition troops south of Baghdad on Friday and caused some material damage but no casualties, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

The rockets hit Besmaya base, where Spanish troops have been based as part of the fight directed by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State. The coalition is reducing its troops in Iraq.

A number of rocket and mortar attacks have hit bases hosting coalition forces and landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad in recent months. The United States blames Iran-backed militia groups.

No known paramilitary groups loyal to Iran have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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