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Rocket Hits US Embassy in Baghdad - Report

Rocket Hits US Embassy in Baghdad - Report
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By Staff, Agencies

Iraqi Sources reported a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad on Monday.

The sources said that the sound of an explosion was heard near Baghdad's Green Zone on Monday.

According to initial reports, the rocket hit the US embassy in Baghdad.

The US Embassy has been targeted several times this year, amid heightened anti-American sentiments in the Arab country in the aftermath of the US assassination of Iran’s anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, in Baghdad on January 3, 2020.

In December last year, Iraqi sources said at least three Katyusha rockets have landed within the highly fortified Green Zone in the capital Baghdad whose apparent target has been the US embassy in the vicinity.

In September, a Katyusha rocket landed in the same area, prompting American forces to close the doors of the US embassy.

On August 16, at least four Katyusha rockets were fired at the US embassy, one of which landed in an area where American troops are stationed at the diplomatic mission. Also, three Katyusha rockets landed near the US Embassy in July.

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