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Iraq: 5 rockets hit near US Embassy in Baghdad

January 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Outraged Iraqi protesters storm the US Embassy in Baghdad on 31 December 2019 [Murtadha Sudani/Anadolu Agency]

Five rockets landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said today, Anadolu Agency reports.

No casualties or material damage was reported in the attacks on the high security Green Zone, the state-run communication cell added.

So far, the attacks have gone unclaimed.

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The rocket attacks come two days after thousands gathered in Baghdad calling for US troops to leave the country.

The presence of foreign troops has been a hot issue in the country after Iranian top General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad earlier this month.