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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:44 PM

3 rockets fall near U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

Source: Politico


The Katyusha rockets landed inside the Green Zone on Monday evening Iraqi time, according to a defense official.

By LARA SELIGMAN

02/22/2021 12:49 PM EST

Three rockets fell near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad on Monday, the third such attack in Iraq in the span of one week.

The Katyusha rockets landed inside the Green Zone on Monday evening Iraqi time, according to a defense official. The official said there are no reports of U.S. personnel injured, but was still waiting confirmation. The Green Zone is several miles wide and houses the embassy and other government buildings.

The attack comes after at least four rockets struck Balad Air Base on Saturday night, wounding one person. The U.S. defense company Sallyport has a presence at the base and is contracted to provide support to Iraq's fleet of U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets.

And last week, a dozen rockets targeted coalition forces outside Erbil International Airport, killing one non-U.S. contractor and wounding nine more people, including five Americans.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/rockets-us-embassy-baghdad-470868

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:49 PM

1. So what does this mean exactly?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:56 PM

2. Are these attacks Russian-connected?

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:23 PM

3. Iran supplies the weapons & $ & orders to the militias doing this. nt

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