Three Rockets Hit US Embassy In Baghdad

Headline Roundup January 27th, 2020

Three rockets reportedly struck the dining hall of the United States embassy in Baghdad, Iraq Sunday. Despite speculation that Iran-backed forces were behind the attack, the State Department has yet to confirm Iran's involvement and Iran has yet to take responsibility; Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the attack in a statement Sunday night.

Coverage differed in reports of injuries; some said one person suffered a minor injury, while others said no casualties were reported.

Three Rockets Hit US Embassy In Baghdad

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The U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad was hit by three rockets on Sunday. One person sustained minor injuries, a U.S. official told CNN. Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, where the embassy is located, has come under rocket attack several times in the last few months and was the site of large protests of U.S. airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in December. No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attack.

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Three rockets reportedly hit the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Sunday, minorly injuring one person, a U.S. official told CNN.

A State Department spokesperson told The Hill on Sunday that they “are aware of reports of rockets landing in the International Zone” but did not mention the embassy or whether employees were injured.

“The security situation remains tense and Iranian-backed armed groups remain a threat. So, we remain vigilant," the spokesperson said, requesting the Iraqi government get involved to protect “diplomatic facilities.”...

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The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was struck by at least one rocket Sunday evening in the latest attack on American targets in Iraq, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News.

The official said all Pentagon officials are safe and accounted for. There were no reported deaths or injuries.

“The security situation remains tense and Iranian-backed armed groups remain a threat. So, we remain vigilant,” a State Department spokesperson told Fox News.

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