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Iran is behind Baghdad rocket attacks, says US

Iran is behind Baghdad rocket attacks, says US
posted onDecember 21, 2020

The United States has blamed Iran-backed militias for a rocket attack Sunday on the Green Zone in Iraq’s capital. Reports said the target was American embassy.

According to Iraq’s military an “outlawed group” fired at least eight rockets, wounding one Iraqi soldier and damaging some buildings and cars.

No embassy personnel were hurt and that there was some minor damage to the compound, the US Embassy in Baghdad said.

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “strongly” condemned the latest attack by “Iran-backed militias.”

“We call on all Iraqis to support their government’s efforts to reinforce Iraq’s sovereignty, to bring to justice those responsible for these reprehensible attacks and ensure that all the currently Iran-backed militias are under state control,” Pompeo said in a statement late Sunday.