A barrage of 17 rockets landed near a military base housing U.S. forces in northern Iraq, the Iraqi army said Saturday.   

Gen. Noman al-Zawbae, commander of Nineveh Operations Command, described Friday’s incident near Qayyara military base as “accidental”.  

No casualties or damages were reported.  

It remains unclear who was behind the fire.  

Al-Zawbae, however said security forces fired back at elements that fired the rockets, killing three Daesh militants.  

Qayyara base is housing U.S. forces as part of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Daesh terrorist group.  

In 2017, Iraqi authorities announced Daesh presence has been largely eradicated

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