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Donald Trump Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amidst protests


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Donald Trump Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amidst protests

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting Donald Trump At least three rockets struck the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday. One rocket hit the embassy cafeteria while two others landed a short distance away, a source told AFP.At least three people were injured,…

Donald Trump Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amidst protests

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Donald Trump Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting Donald Trump Image copyright
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Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr bring placards depicting Donald Trump.

A minimum of three rockets struck the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday.

One rocket struck the embassy cafeteria while two others landed a brief range away, a source told AFP.

At least three people were injured, security sources told Reuters. This would be the very first time in years that personnel have actually been harmed in such attacks.

No group has actually claimed obligation however the US has actually blamed Iran-backed military factions in Iraq in the past.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi condemned the attack, specifying that the extension of such acts could “drag Iraq into becoming a battleground”.

The US State Department stated: “We call on the Government of Iraq to satisfy its obligations to secure our diplomatic facilities.”

Recent attacks have targeted the embassy or Iraqi military bases where American troops are released.

Iraq has been dragged into a rapid wear and tear in relations between Iran and the United States in current months.

This consisted of the US killing of the top Iranian military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani, by a drone strike on 3 January at Baghdad airport.

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Also assassinated in the United States strike was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi who had actually commanded the Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia group.

Powerful Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has actually arranged anti-American presentations intended at pressuring US troops to leave Iraq.

Sadr’s advocates were involved in prevalent anti-government protests prior to the cleric called for the focus to move to the US after the killing of Soleimani.

They began withdrawing from anti-government sit-in camps on Saturday.

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Media caption Protesters on Friday came down on main Baghdad

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