January 3, 2020 / 7:28 PM / 14 days ago

CORRECTED-Reports of attacks on U.S. military base in Iraq are false -two sources

(Corrects 2nd paragraph to say “unconfirmed”)

FALLUJA, Iraq, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Reports of an attack on Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base which hosts U.S. forces in the western Anbar province are false, a security source inside the base and a local official at a nearby town said.

U.S. and Brent crude oil futures had rallied on tweets citing unconfirmed attacks on a U.S. military installation in Iraq. (Reporting Kamal Ayash; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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