Rockets fired from Iraq towards U.S. military base in Syria

Strike is first since February when Iran-backed groups stopped attacking US troops; comes days after major explosion in military base housing pro-Iran militia members; U.S. and Israel deny responsibility

At least five rockets were launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, two Iraqi security sources told Reuters.
The attack against U.S. forces is the first since early February when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks against U.S. troops.
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המקום בו התבצעה התקיפה המיוחסת לאמריקאים בגבול סוריה- עיראק
המקום בו התבצעה התקיפה המיוחסת לאמריקאים בגבול סוריה- עיראק
Attack on base in Jordan kills 3 U.S. troops, last February
The attack comes on the same day Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani returned from a visit to the United States and met with President Joe Biden at the White House and just one day after a huge blast at a military base in Iraq early on Saturday killed a member of an Iraqi security force that includes Iran-backed groups. The force commander said it was an attack while the army said it was investigating and there were no warplanes in the sky at the time.
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תיעוד שפורסם ברשתות מתקיפת הבסיס
Explosion in military base in Iraq housing pro-Iran militias
Two security sources and a senior army officer said a rocket launcher fixed on the back of a small truck had been parked in Zummar border town with Syria.
The military official said the truck caught fire with an explosion from unfired rockets at the same time as warplanes were in the sky.
"We can't confirm that the truck was bombed by U.S. warplanes unless we investigate it," said a military official on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the incident.

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