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13 Aug 2020 | 11:44 PM UTC

Iraq: Rockets strike Balad air base (Saladin province) August 13

Iraq News Alert

Three Katyusha rockets strike Balad air base (Saladin province) on August 13; further attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/15/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Balad, Salahuddin province


Iraqi security sources reported that three Katyusha rockets struck Balad air base (Saladin province) on Thursday, August 13. No casualties were reported in the incident. No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack on the base, which has been targeted previously as it houses US forces.

Further attacks on Balad air base and other infrastructure across Iraq affiliated with the presence of foreign troops are possible over the near term.


Individuals in Iraq are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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