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DUBAI (Reuters) – A Patriot missile hit a farm in Qatar after being accidentally fired from a base used by U.S. forces in the Gulf Arab state, Al Jazeera television said on Tuesday.

The Qatar-based television said the missile launched from Assayliyah base did not cause any casualties. The Patriot system is an anti-missile system.

Officials at Assayliyah were not available for comment.

U.S.-allied Qatar was a launch pad for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It hosts the U.S. Army’s Central Command (CENTCOM).

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