Rockets Hit US Embassy In Baghdad

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Baghdad: The US embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone came under attack from rocket fire again.

Five rockets crashed into a riverbank near the embassy in the Iraqi capital without causing any injuries, the US Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

No group has claimed responsibility but the US has blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq in the past.

Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi swiftly condemned the attack in a statement, calling it an “aggression” that could “drag Iraq into becoming a war zone”.

It was the third such attack on the US embassy this month but was the first time the complex had been directly hit.

The Iranian attack was a response to the US killing of key Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike at Baghdad International airport.

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