U.S. airstrikes hit sites linked to Iran in Iraq and Syria

By Courtney Kube and Tim Stelloh

The United States carried out airstrikes against five locations in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, targeting multiple weapons and munitions depots linked to Iran, two U.S. officials said.

The weapons and lethal aid stored at the sites had been used in a series of recent attacks on bases of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, the officials said.

The officials said a series of significant secondary explosions seen at the sites indicated that munitions and explosives had likely been struck. It wasn’t immediately clear whether anyone was killed or injured.

There have been 11 rocket attacks against coalition bases in the last two months, including one that killed a U.S. contractor and injured four U.S. service members in Kirkuk on Friday morning, the officials said.

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