SOFREP: Rockets Hit Base in Iraq That Houses US Contractors
At least four rockets hit the Iraqi military airbase of Balad north of Baghdad in Salahaddin province on Saturday. One contractor was injured, Iraqi security officials said on Saturday.
The airbase at Balad is where the U.S. defense contractor Sallyport has its headquarters.
Currently, there are 46 personnel contracted to support Iraq’s F-16 program.
This was the second rocket attack to hit a base hosting U.S. forces or contractors in less than a week.
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WNU Editor: This is the second salvo of rockets to hit a base hosting US forces or contractors in less than a week. Iraqi officials are saying that armed groups backed by Iran have claimed similar incidents in the past.
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