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Rockets are near the Iraqi base hosting U.S. personnel in Mosul: resources



BAGHDAD (REUTERS) – A rocket arrived near a military base in Iraq serving U.S. forces in the northern city of Mosul late Tuesday, said a military military statement, the second incident in two days.

The statement did not provide immediate reports of casualties. It said that the rocket fired was a short range of Katyusha missiles.

The military commander of Mosul told the rocket to go to an open space that caused no casualty or injury. He said it was expelled from the west of Mosul, across the river Tigris, and a "locally made" rocket, without explaining.

Security sources separately told Reuters that two Katyusha Rockets had landed at the base.

On Monday, three rockets cracked the base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad. These incidents connect tensions between the United States and Iran, seen in Iraq as a possible site for any violent outbreak between the two sides.

No immediate claims of responsibility for rocket fire near Iraqi bases this week. The United States said Iran for attacks on oil tanks in the Gulf and dumped hundreds of staff from the U.S. embassy. in Baghdad last month when officials of the U.S. the undetermined threats from the Iraqi Shiite militias supported by Iran against the interests of U.S ..

Reporting by Jamal Badrani, Ahmed Rasheed and John Davison; edited by Grant McCool

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