In addition to American forces, there are also about 30 Norwegian soldiers stationed at the air base. It was hit by at least ten rockets on Wednesday morning. A civilian-employed American died during the attack.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, which marks the first since the United States attacked Iranian-backed militia groups along the Iraqi-Syrian border last week.
President Joe Biden’s spokesman Jen Psaki suggests last week’s attack may be the pattern for a military response. It was in turn a response to an attack on US forces in northern Iraq earlier in February.
– If we consider it so that an answer is necessary, we will act in a way and at a time that suits us, says Psaki.