By Tony Winterburn • 17 November 2020 • 22:56
Rockets Target U.S. Embassy in Iraq One Month into Truce.
Rockets Targeted the U.S. embassy in Iraq’s capital late Tuesday, security sources reported. This is the first such attack since pro-Iran factions agreed to stop targeting the compound last month. Witnesses heard several large blasts, followed by rapid-fire sounds and red flares lighting up the sky, indicating that the embassy’s C-RAM rocket defence system was deployed.
A spokesman for the US-led coalition said Iraqi intelligence had confirmed an indirect fire attack on the US embassy but declined to comment on the C-RAM usage.
Since October 2019, nearly 90 deadly rocket attacks and roadside bombs have targeted foreign embassies, troops and other installations across Iraq. They have infuriated the US, which responded twice by bombing Kataeb Hezbollah and other hardline pro-Iran factions it blames for the spree of attacks.
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