US Embassy in Baghdad survives rockets attack with no casualties

Security officials have reveals that the US Embassy was the target of at least two rockets which struck Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq’s army said in a statement.

According to two Iraqi security officials, three rockets struck the Green Zone, one falling within the perimeters of the vast US Embassy complex. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Further statement from the military disclosed that there were no casualties and that an investigation was ongoing.

But from all indications, there was minor property damage, including a damaged vehicle. The Green Zone houses foreign embassies and is the seat of Iraq’s government.

This incident has made it the third attack to target the American presence in Iraq in a week.

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

Also, on Saturday, rockets wounded personnel working for a US defense company at Balad airbase in Salahaddin province.

The US Embassy was a frequent target of rocket attacks during the Trump administration. The pace of attacks abated in the weeks before Biden took office and recently resumed.

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