The US Embassy In Baghdad Again Hit With Rockets
The US embassy in Iraq was attacked with rockets on Sunday. It was the first attacked after months of close-calls but thousands of protestors kept-up anti-US sin-ins across the country.
Attack on US embassy
Three rockets landed in the US embassy but no casualty was reported according to Iraqi security forces. But the US embassy didn’t give any information on the attack. Also, no one took responsibility for the attack but the US blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq for the attack. The rockets were launched earlier in the day and fell on the western bank of Tigris.
Iraq condemned the attack
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi condemned the attack. Speaker of Parliament Mohammed Halbusiwhile condemning the attack said that Iraq faced the risk of being dragged into a homeland war. But it had already been dragged into a worrying tit-for-tat fight between the US and Iran.
The US in Iraq
Presently there are approximately 5,200 Americans stationed at various locations in Iraq. And they are there to lead the global coalition fighting the Islamic State group. But now the top Iraqi fighters also want the US to be out after the Baghdad attack.
Iraqis protesting against the US
Cleric Moqtada Sadr, who’s considered a vehement critic of the US, held a rally in Baghdad on Friday and called for American troops to leave with thousands of his supporters. He had previously supported the anti-regime protests across Baghdad and south. Also, he held a large bloc in parliament and top ministerial posts.