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A rocket attack on Thursday night slammed into an Iraqi base in the remote province of Kirkuk where American troops are stationed, Iraqi and US security sources told AFP.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
It was the first attack on the K1 base since December 27, when a volley of around 30 rockets killed a US contractor there, which Washington blamed on Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline Iraqi military faction close to Iran.
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The US then carried out retaliatory strikes that left 25 Kataeb Hezbollah fighters dead and, days later, killed Iran's pointman on Iraqi affairs Qasem Soleimani.
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One more U.S. service member has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury following Iran's January missile strike in Iraq, the Pentagon announced Friday.The new diagnosis brings the total number of U.S. service members who suffered brain injuries in the attack to 110."From al Asad to Germany and the United States, the military's medical professionals continue to work diligently to ensure the appropriate level of care for our service members, which has enabled 70 percent of those diagnosed to return to duty," the Pentagon said in a news release Friday, referring a military base in Iraq.
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