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February 13, 2015 8:00 pm

Islamic State Attack on Iraq Base Housing US Troops Repelled

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ISIS Militants. Photo: Screenshot, Fox News Sunday.

The Iraqi army backed by coalition fighter planes has repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants on a base in Iraq’s western Anbar province housing US troops, officials say.

About 300 US military personnel are stationed at the Ain al-Asad airbase, where they are training Iraqi troops. But IS has captured the nearby town of al-Baghdadi, the Pentagon says.

Read full story at the BBC.

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