17 April 2021
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US under attack: Rockets fired in Iraq sparking war fears – 'outlaw group' blamed

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 21:37
The incident targeted the Green Zone in Iraq's Capital The incident targeted the Green Zone in Iraq's Capital

THE US Embassy in Baghdad has come under attack with rockets fired in Iraq's capital, it has emerged this evening.

At least three rockets targeted the building in the high-security green zone, which houses foreign embassies and is the seat of Iraq's government. One of the rockets, security sources told Associated Press, fell within the perimeters of the Embassy complex itself. 

A statement from the Iraq military said there were no casualties and that an investigation was ongoing.

The statement added there was minor property damage, including a damaged vehicle.

The number of attacks fell in the weeks before President Joe Biden took office but they have recently restarted.

The US Embassy was also a frequent target of rocket attacks during a period where war fears remained high.

he incident in Iraq’s capital is the third within a week - and will likely reignite war fears in the region.

A US-led coalition contractor was killed and other civilians were wounded in a rocket attack outside Irbil international airport last Tuesday.

On Saturday, rockets wounded personnel working for a US defence company at Balad airbase in Salahaddin province.

At the same time today, a young man was shot dead during an unrelated protest in the capital of Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province over poor public services.

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