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UK forces come under rocket fire from Iran

Defence Secretary Dominic Raab

British forces in Iraq came under fire last night from Iranian missiles.

There were no casualties.

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More than 15 rockets were launched towards Ayn al Asad and Erbil – both military bases inside Iraq.

The stations house coalition troops – including UK personnel.

Foreign secretary Dominic Raab urged Iran to follow “urgent de-escalation” and not carry out “reckless and dangerous attacks”.

He added: “We condemn this attack on Iraqi military bases hosting Coalition – including British – forces.

“We are concerned by reports of casualties and use of ballistic missiles.

“We urge Iran not to repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks, and instead to pursue urgent de-escalation.

“A war in the Middle East would only benefit Daesh and other terrorist groups.”

 

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