Iraq: Three Rockets Hit US Embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

A general view of the U.S. Embassy at the Green zone in Baghdad.

A general view of the U.S. Embassy at the Green zone in Baghdad. | Photo: Reuters

Telesur

It is the first time the United States embassy in Baghdad has been directly hit.

Several rockets hit Sunday evening the United States embassy in Baghdad’s densely guarded green zone, according to security sources.

The U.S. Joint Operations Command said in a statement that a total of five rockets crashed near the embassy without causing any injuries, but according to a security source cited by the AFP, three of the rockets “directly hit” the building with one striking a cafeteria at dinner time.

It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack.

“We call on the government of Iraq to fulfill its obligations to protect our diplomatic facilities,” a State Department spokesperson said in a statement, urging Iraq to protect the embassy.

The attack was the third in a series of such strikes on the U.S. embassy so far this month. However, it was the first time the building was directly hit […]

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