Multiple Rockets Strike The American Embassy Compound In Iraq (Updated)

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Details are still coming in, but a number of rockets have hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, reportedly causing minor damage, but no casualties. Iranian-backed Iraqi militias in the country have been launching sporadic rocket attacks at various American military and diplomatic facilities for over a year now, but this would be the first publicly acknowledged instance where they actually hit a portion of the Embassy compound in Iraq’s capital over the course of those strikes. This comes as U.S. forces in the region remain on high alert following weeks of increased tensions with Iran and its proxies, including Iraqi militias, following an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander earlier this month and a subsequent Iranian ballistic missile strike aimed at U.S. personnel in Iraq.