UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Three missiles fell on Sunday evening at the US embassy in Baghdad, one of them was struck by a diplomatic mission restaurant, Al-Arabiya television reported, citing a source in Iraq’s security services.
A few hours earlier, Al-Sumaria reported that three rockets fell near Baghdad’s green zone, which houses government offices and embassies.
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The speaker of the Iraqi parliament, Mohammed al-Halbusi, said that the rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad was detrimental to the country’s reputation and sovereignty. Acting Prime Minister Adel Abd al-Mahdi ordered that the perpetrators of the blow to the diplomatic mission be found and punished.
Baghdad’s Green Zone periodically becomes the target of rocket attacks. In particular, on the evening of January 20, missiles fell near the American embassy, then there were no casualties or destruction.
Middle Eastern aggravation
The situation in the Middle East became tense after the American forces hit the Shiite Kataib Hezbollah targets in Syria and Iraq at the end of December.
After that, supporters of the movement began the assault on the American diplomatic mission in Baghdad, and then Iranian general Qassem Suleimani and the deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, whom the United States considers involved in organizing the assault on the embassy, were killed during a special operation in Washington.
On the night of January 8, Iran launched rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq, which Tehran called retaliation for the killing of Suleimani.
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