2023年12月8日
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Rocket Attack Targets U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Rocket Attack Targets U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (NEWSnet/AP) — A rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq caused some minor damage, but no casualties, early Friday, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

The attack, involving two salvos of rockets, happened about 4:15 a.m.

The attack is the first on the embassy located in the heavily fortified Green Zone of Iraq's capital of Baghdad to be confirmed since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war. The Green Zone houses Iraqi government buildings and embassies on the west bank of the Tigris River.

Iran-backed militias in Iraq have claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks that targeted bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria since Israel declared war on Hamas two months ago. The U.S. military says 78 attacks have been carried out against U.S. facilities over the past weeks, of which 37 were in Iraq and 41 in Syria.

An Iraqi security official said 14 Katyusha rockets were fired Friday, of which some struck near one of the U.S. Embassy’s gates while others fell in the river. The official said the rocket attack caused material damage but no casualties.

A U.S. military official said no casualties and no damage to infrastructure were reported as a result.

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