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Four rockets hit military base near Baghdad airport

Four rockets hit military base near Baghdad airportFour Katyusha rockets hit a military base near Baghdad International Airport early on Monday, wounding at least six soldiers, Iraqi security officials said. It was the latest incident in a series of rocket attacks in recent weeks. Iraqi security forces discovered a rocket launcher and some defused rockets nearby after searching the area following the the attack, a statement from Iraqi security forces said.



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Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after 3 rockets

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after 3 rocketsIsraeli aircraft bombed several militants’ sites in Gaza early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel. On Saturday evening, Israel announced that its air defenses, known as “Iron Dome,” intercepted two of three missiles coming from Gaza.



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Rockets hit Iraq base with US troops; no word on casualties

Rockets hit Iraq base with US troops; no word on casualtiesA barrage of Katyusha rockets targeted an Iraqi air base that houses American troops south of the city of Mosul on Friday, two security officials said. The rocket fire appears to have originated in Mosul and struck the Iraqi army base in Qayyara, about 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Mosul, where a U.S.-led coalition is helping Iraqi forces battle remnants of the Islamic State group. Iraq announced victory over IS two years ago, but the extremist group is still active through sleeper cells and frequently mount attacks on Iraqi security forces.



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1 dead as Israel hits Gaza after rockets fired across border

1 dead as Israel hits Gaza after rockets fired across borderIsraeli airstrikes on Gaza killed a Palestinian man Saturday as aircraft pounded militant sites in response to barrages of rockets launched toward Israel from the seaside enclave. Gaza’s Health Ministry said Ahmed al-Shehri, 27, died from shrapnel injuries during the Israeli bombings that continued through the early hours of Saturday. Witnesses at Nasser Hospital in the southern city of Khan Younis said the three were sitting in an orchard adjacent to one of the militant posts that was hit.



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US jets smashed an island ISIS was using 'like a hotel' and troops found rockets and bombs stashed in caves

US jets smashed an island ISIS was using 'like a hotel' and troops found rockets and bombs stashed in cavesAt least 25 ISIS fighters are dead after a successful US air strike that dropped 80,000 pounds of ordnance, an Iraqi CTS spokesperson told Insider.



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The Latest: Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel

The Latest: Rockets fired from Gaza into IsraelGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on protests at Gaza border with Israel (all times local):



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Israel launches dozens of Gaza strikes after rockets target Tel Aviv

Israel launches dozens of Gaza strikes after rockets target Tel AvivIsrael said Friday its aircraft had struck dozens of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip overnight in response to rockets from the Palestinian enclave, including rare fire toward its economic capital Tel Aviv. The escalation followed weeks of growing tensions and came at an especially sensitive time ahead of Israel’s April 9 elections. As the polls approach, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely believed to want to avoid a fourth war in the Gaza Strip since 2008 — but the exchange of fire again showed the risks.



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Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfireJERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange.



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Air strikes destroy buildings in Gaza, after two rockets launched at Tel Aviv

Air strikes destroy buildings in Gaza, after two rockets launched at Tel AvivIsraeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war. Rough cut (no reporter narration)



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Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organization

Israel Defense Forces confirms rockets fired from Gaza were launched by the Hamas terrorist organizationIsraeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon says Israel is ready to protect their people.



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