Two military bases in Iraq that house US troops have been attacked by drones and missiles. There is no information about casualties, Reuters reports.
On Thursday evening, missiles and drones were fired at Ain al-Asad air base, which houses US and other international forces in western Iraq, and several explosions were heard inside the base, two security sources said, Voice of America reported.
The Iraqi military said it had closed the area around the base and launched a search operation.
Earlier in the day, missiles and drones attacked a US base near Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi police said Thursday, without providing further details.
A source in the US administration said that two missiles were fired at American forces at the airport. One of the missiles was intercepted and the other hit an empty storage facility; there were no casualties, the source added.
Over the past 24 hours, four military bases in Iraq housing American troops have already come under attack. On October 18, a drone strike injured several military personnel.
Earlier, several armed Iraqi groups supported by Iran threatened to attack US military bases if Washington supported Israel in its fight against the terrorist group Hamas.
The United States has 2,500 troops in Iraq and another 900 in neighboring Syria, advising and assisting local forces in the fight against radical Islamists.