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Iraq: New Rocket Attack Targets US Embassy In Baghdad (Videos, Photos)

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Iraq: New Rocket Attack Targets US Embassy In Baghdad (Videos, Photos)

The Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Missile gun fires flares during a weapons test at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2010. Taken on 31 January 2010 by Senior Airman Brittany Bateman, U.S. Air Force.

On January 13, a new rocket attack targeted the highly-fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where the US embassy is located.

At least three 107 mm rockets were fired at the embassy. In response, the US C-RAM [counter rocket, artillery, and mortar] was activated. Two of the rockets were reportedly intercepted by the system, while the third landed at al-Qadisiyyah residential complex inside the Green Zone.

A few minutes after the attack, Iraqi security forces found the launchers used to fire the rockets in the Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad.

In a statement, the Security Media Cell said that the rocket attack wounded a woman and her child and caused some material losses.

The attack was likely carried out by pro-Iranian forces to honor the memory of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Deputy-Commander of the Popular Mobilization Units, and Iran’s Quds Force Commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani who were assassinated by the US around two years ago.

A week ago, a series of drone and rocket attacks targeted the US Camp Victory base next to Baghdad International Airport and US-led coalition positions in Ain al-Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar.

Attacks on US troops and diplomatic mission in Iraq will not likely continue. Pro-Iranian forces are determined to force the US out from their country.

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“Attacks on US troops and diplomatic mission in Iraq will not likely continue.” ??? Who wrote this garbage?

Jnoub

Exactly, the last sentence contradicts that

IRA <3 PLO

Could be a typo, chill.

Lance Ripplinger

Those rocket attacks served nothing. The U.S. empire is not leaving Iraq. If all the rockets did was hurt fellow Iraqi’s, those perpetrators should be found and arrested.

IRA <3 PLO

The Brits said the same thing about the IRA, yet we forced them to the table and got the GFA!

Ivan Freely

It’s been a while ago, last I checked the GFA is on shaky grounds now.

IRA <3 PLO

Unionist/Loyalist don’t like parts of it due to Brexit, now they want to change it to suit themselves. Yet they keep digging themselves a deeper hole, It seems the brits are tring to get rid of the O6C.

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