At least two injuries are reported after Iranian proxy militias fired four rockets in the direction of the US Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday; The rockets were reportedly launched from within the Dora neighborhood, which is located inside of Baghdad; Air defense systems were activated.
Adding to the series of strikes on US interests in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks, Iranian-backed militias fired four rockets at the US Embassy in Baghdad on Thursday – three of which hit inside the Embassy. The fourth reportedly struck a nearby school. According to at least one source, two females received injuries, but no casualties are reported.
The rockets were fired from within Baghdad, specifically the Dora neighborhood.
C-RAM air defense systems were triggered in response to the rocket fire and could be seen intercepting additional projectiles in video footage on social media. Local witnesses reported that explosions could be heard.
Thursday’s attack is the latest in a string of Iranian-related proxy attacks in the region. Without question, Iran has increased its proxy attacks during this season due to the two-year anniversary of the death of former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General and Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani. On January 3rd, 2020, the Trump administration had Soleimani assassinated in a drone strike in Baghdad.