U.S. defense systems engaged multiple rockets that were fired at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on Thursday night as video of the incident appeared to show at least one rocket exploding on the ground.
“Three of the missiles struck within the parameters of the American Embassy,” The Military Times reported. “Another hit a school located in a nearby residential complex. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk.”
Video purportedly showing rocket attack on U.S. embassy in Baghdad tonight, U.S. military’s C-RAM engaging pic.twitter.com/nlYrATd86D
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U.S. officials have repeatedly blamed Iranian-backed proxies for attacks on U.S. forces this year and in recent years, although casualties and damage from the attacks have been minimal due to the U.S.’s far superior military capabilities.
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