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Missile attack on the US embassy in Iraq


Missile attack in Iraq. At least three missiles targeted the US embassy in Baghdad on Monday, security sources told AFP. This is the third attack on Western targets in Iraq in a week.

A rocket fell in the Green Zone, where the US embassy is located, while others crashed in residential areas around this neighborhood with increased security measures and where there are also state institutions and other diplomatic missions. , indicated the quoted sources.

Western military and diplomatic targets in Iraq have been regularly targeted by missiles and bombs. Several missiles were launched on Saturday at an Iraqi air base north of Baghdad, injuring an Iraqi employee of an American company responsible for maintaining F-16 multi-role fighter jets.

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Missile attack in Iraq. Several rockets were launched on Saturday at an Iraqi air base north of Baghdad, injuring an Iraqi employee of an American company responsible for the maintenance of F-16 multi-role fighter planes, informs AFP, citing security sources.

The attack came as Iraqi forces with the help of local tribes carried out an operation against a cell of the Islamic State (IS) group in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, during which five jihadists and two members of the tribe were killed. Iraqi military communiqué.

Iraqi F-16 planes at Balad base were supporting the ongoing operation in Tarmiyah at the time of the rocket attack, Iraqi security sources told AFP.

A rocket hit part of the base for employees of the US company Sallyport, which handles F-16 planes bought by Iraq. An Iraqi employee was injured.

A second rocket hit a runway and a third landed in a nearby forest. A brief statement from the Iraqi army reported four missiles fired at the base.

The attack has not yet been claimed. The Iraqi army immediately retaliated using artillery in the direction of the firing, 12 km east of the base, one security source added. It is rare for the Iraqi army to respond so quickly to an attack.

Western military and diplomatic targets in Iraq have been regularly targeted by missiles and bombs, attacks that Americans and Iraqi officials have attributed to armed factions close to Iran.





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