ANBAR, Iraq / DAYRO ZCURO, Syria — On Sunday, Al-Asad Air base in Anbar Governorate in western Iraq, which hosts U.S. military forces, was subjected to yet another rocket attack. No casualties were recorded, according to Iraqi media outlets.
According to informed sources, a rocket of unspecified type targeted the Al-Asad Air base, falling in the vicinity of the base without causing any casualties or damage.
According to spokesperson for the U.S.-led International Coalition Colonel Wayne Marotto, the rocket failed to explode.
The #ISF are conducting an investigation into a Katyusha rocket that did not explode, and was launched from the direction of Al-Baghdadi area towards Ain Al-Assad Air Base. Initial reports of no injuries or damages. For more information see @SecMedCell
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) June 20, 2021
Col. Marotto also confirmed that Coalition forces are conducting patrols in North and East Syria in order to ensure security and stability in the areas of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA). He noted that the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) is working to provide security during patrolling the area to combat the remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS).
Thus far in June @CJTFOIR & our partners completed 18 operations against #Daesh, preventing 5 terrorists from committing acts of terror against the people of Iraq and Syria. Help us #DefeatDaesh, report #ISIS in your area at +9647512451273 (Irq) #SDF @IraqiCTS pic.twitter.com/IVmdeJcSYa
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) June 18, 2021
In related news, the helicopters of the Coalition in the southern countryside of Hasakah and the northern countryside of Dayro Zcuro (Deir ez-Zor) dropped leaflets calling on the people to report on an ISIS leader Younis Awad Saleh al-Kilany.
On Sunday, the Coalition sent more than 30 trucks including logistical reinforcements to its military bases in Hasakah and Dayro Zcuro, coming from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) through Al-Waleed border crossing.