There have been reports of small rockets hitting near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. U.S. military and Iraqi officials confirmed the incident happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, local time.

Iraqi officials said two small rockets struck within the U.S. Embassy compound, while a separate rocket exploded outside a coalition military base. The assault sent warning sirens blaring across the diplomatic compound but it was unclear what was hit and how many rockets made impact. There were no casualties and only minor damage, a US military spokesman said.

It was the 19th such attack since October to target either the embassy, or the roughly 5,200 US troops stationed alongside local forces across Iraq. The attacks are never claimed but the US has pointed the finger at Iran-backed groups within the Hashed al-Shaabi, a military network officially incorporated into Iraq’s state security forces.

Last week, U.S. officials reported one rocket hit an Iraqi military base in Kirkuk, which is host to coalition troops.

While things seem to have ratcheted down somewhat since the U.S. killed top Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani back in January, these attacks could represent continued tensions between Iran and President Trump’s administration.

Details remain sketchy as US military and Iraqi officials delve into the reasons behind the he attack, and work to determine who is responsible.

11 thoughts on “Rockets Explode Near US Embassy in Baghdad!”
  1. I am confussed why this article states that these attacks are against the Trump Administration!? Donald J. Trump is OUR President. He represents the entire USA. These are attacks targeting OUR Military and citizens of the USA. These attacks should be countered with decisive action to terminate and eliminate the opportunity for those responsible to try again. God Bless the USA and All who serve.
    BTW Our POTUS is serving Our interests well.

  2. Hard to believe that we have these issues and then we have Congressional members dealing and interfering with the President’s foreign policy measures. They may be co-equal branches of government, but the President is in charge of foreign affairs. Interference and back door dealings are unethical and uncalled for, as the dealing in secret with Iran.

  3. The US lied and murdered half a million innocent Iraqis, so do you expect them to love us? We took out the secular Sunni leadership that had promoted freedom, and gave Iraq over to fundamentalist Shiites. We not only totally lied and screwed up, but conducted torture and war crimes. We should not have anyone there any more. Leave Iraq instantly.

  4. This is silly because we deserve to be attacked after the war crimes we committed in Iraq, and if it were Iran, they could easily obliterate the US embassy, since they have the largest missile force in the world. If you do not want to be attacked, then just do not commit war crimes. And we should want those who commit war crimes to be attacked. At leas they are not hitting US civilians. The US embassy in Iraq is guilty and a valid target.

  5. America needs to move forward and send twenty to fifty cruse missiles to strategic targets in Iran like missiles launch facilities, ammunition facilities, radar facilities, jets facilities, nuclear facilities and wipe them out.

  6. It appears that Iran will continue with trying to destroy the US and Israel and it won’t matter who’s President.

  7. No, let them Stu, crank up & I mean crank up the sanctions more not only on Iran but those trading w/Iran. HEAT, HEAT & MORE HEAT. They need for us to retaliate to justify their exsistance. WAIT, WAIT then make it really count, good bye Nuclear Plants. No sparing, just a knock punch one way or another.

  8. Either Retaliate or Tolerate. If we do not discourage these attacks they will continue !!! Speak softly but carry a big stick. Use force with force or surrender. Wake up !

  9. Who ever is doing this needs to be seriously and very specifically targeted to show them it will NOT be tolerated. No more lines in the sand!

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