Daily Mail: Civilian contractor dies as rockets slam into US airbase in Iraq days after Joe Biden's first airstrike 'killed 22' in attack on Iranian-backed militants
* Ten rockets hit Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq's Anbar province on Wednesday * Military officials said a contractor died of a heart attack during the strike * No other casualties have been reported, and responsibility is yet to be claimed * Attack was launched from a site around five miles from the base, sources said * It is the latest in a series of attacks on US forces in Iraq, and comes after Joe Biden launched his administration's first strike on Iran-backed militants in Syria * Attack also comes just two days before Pope Francis is due to visit the country
A civilian contractor has died in a rocket strike against a US airbase in Iraq – just days after President Joe Biden's first airstrike against Iranian-backed militants killed 22 people.
At least 10 rockets hit the Ain al-Asad air base, in Iraq's western Anbar province, at around 7.20am local time from a launcher located five miles from the base.
It is not yet clear who carried out the strikes but it comes days after Biden approved his first airstrike – an attack on two Iranian-backed Shia militia groups in Syria.
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