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US News Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

04:35  17 february  2020
04:35  17 february  2020 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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BAGHDAD (AP) - U . S . and Iraqi officials say at least four rockets hit near the sprawling U . S . Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone. A U . S . military spokesman says no casualties have been reported. He says the rockets damaged a building on the

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U . S . Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U . S . and Iraqi officials said. The attack came just before 3:30 a.m. local time

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BAGHDAD — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling US Embassy in Baghdad and an Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, US and Iraqi officials said.

The attack came just before 3:30 a.m. local time, according to Colonel Myles B. Caggins III, a spokesman for the US military operation in Iraq. He only said the rockets hit the base hosting US and other coalition forces.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U . S . Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green 8 injured dozens of U . S service members. It was in retaliation for the U . S . drone strike in Baghdad that killed Iran's most powerful general, Qassem

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U . S . Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green The attack was the latest in a recent series of rocket and mortar strikes on Iraqi bases housing U . S . troops. On Thursday, a mortar shell exploded in the

A view of the US embassy across the Tigris River in Iraq's capital Baghdad. © AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images/File 2020 A view of the US embassy across the Tigris River in Iraq's capital Baghdad. However, three Iraqi security officials said two of the rockets fell inside the US Embassy compound, while another hit near the coalition base. The Iraqi officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The attack was the latest in a recent series of rocket and mortar strikes on Iraqi bases housing US troops. On Thursday, a mortar shell exploded in the K1 Iraqi military air base in Kirkuk province in northern Iraq. No casualties were reported, Iraqi security officials said.

Gallery: US-Iran tensions (Photo Services)

An Iranian missile attack on Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base on Jan. 8 injured dozens of US service members. It was in retaliation for the US drone strike in Baghdad that killed Iran’s most powerful general, Qassem Soleimani, on Jan. 3.

The US Embassy in Baghdad has also been a flashpoint amid wider US-Iran tensions in the region, which have played out inside Iraq in recent weeks. Iraqi supporters of an Iran-backed militia stormed the embassy compound Dec. 31, smashing the main door and setting fire to the reception area.

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