On May 3, the Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din province that houses Iraqi forces and US contractors was targeted by rocket attack.
Representatives of the US Defense Ministry confirmed the attack and claimed that there was no damage and no casualties. The commander of the base, Div. Gen. Sahi Abdul Ameri, said that a total of 9-10 explosions were heard, but only three self-made rockets exploded on the territory of the base.
The rockets reportedly were 107mm Katyusha rockets. Alleged photos of the rockets show that the launchers were labeled with photos of Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
For the second day in a row, military facilities in Iraq are targeted with rocket strikes. The US Camp Victory in Iraq came under rocket fire late on May 2.
Pro-Iranian groups in Iraq remain the main suspects, as the attack on US forces are taking place a day after the fire broke out on a large chemical plant in Iran on May 2nd.