A US military aircraft fired on a vehicle and killed hostile forces following an attack on US and coalition forces at Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq on Monday evening, a US official told CNN on Tuesday.
It’s unclear how many hostiles were killed and whether US personnel were injured in the attack on Al-Asad.
Two US officials said the US AC-130 gunship, which is capable of firing artillery at ground-based targets, was acting in defense.
As of Monday afternoon, there had been at least 64 attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, including several on forces at Al-Asad.
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