Rocket/Mortar

03
May
17:34 UTC

Iraq Tactical: Three rockets fired at Balad Air Base in Salahuddin Province during evening hours of May 3; avoid nonessential travel

Please be advised:

  • Reports indicate that three rockets were fired at the Balad Air Base in Salahuddin Province during the evening hours of May 3. 
  • The Balad Air Base is known to periodically house US troops and private defense contractors.
  • At the time of writing, it remains unknown if the attack caused casualties or material damages.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Iraq on May 3 are advised to avoid nonessential travel to the vicinity of the Balad Air Base in Salahuddin Province due to the reported rocket attack and the possibility of secondary attacks.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Balad Air Base, Salahuddin Province; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible

Please be advised:

  • Reports indicate that three rockets were fired at the Balad Air Base in Salahuddin Province during the evening hours of May 3. 
  • The Balad Air Base is known to periodically house US troops and private defense contractors.
  • At the time of writing, it remains unknown if the attack caused casualties or material damages.

Recommendations:

Those operating or residing in Iraq on May 3 are advised to avoid nonessential travel to the vicinity of the Balad Air Base in Salahuddin Province due to the reported rocket attack and the possibility of secondary attacks.

COUNTRY RISK LEVEL High
AFFECTED AREA Balad Air Base, Salahuddin Province; Iraq
INCIDENT RISK LEVEL High
STRENGTH OF SOURCE Credible