Rocket attack on US airbase in Iraq kills civilian contractor

Rocket attack on US airbase in Iraq kills civilian contractorFebruary 16, 2021

Eight others injured in blast that is expected to be first serious test of Joe Biden’s Iran policy

A rocket attack on a US airbase in the Kurdish region of Iraq has killed one civilian contractor and injured eight other people, sparking fears of escalation in the first serious test of Joe Biden’s policy towards Iran.

A volley of approximately 14 rockets was fired at the base hosting US troops next to the airport in the region’s main city of Erbil late on Monday, which witnesses told local television appeared to come from an area to the south.

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