At least three rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport late on Thursday, Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the rockets landed near the area of the airport which houses U.S. forces and there were no reported damages or casualties. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Iraq is tightening security along its 600 km (400 mile) border with Syria to curb the movement of Islamic State militants, drug smuggling and other illegal activities. Iraqi commanders on Monday toured the remote desert frontier controlled by various different forces, including the Iraqi military, Iran-aligned militias, the Syrian army, anti-Damascus rebels, and U.S.-backed Kurdish… Read More Iraq tightens security on Syria frontier in bid to curb influx of Islamic State militants