US under attack: Rockets fired in Iraq sparking war fears – ‘outlaw group’ blamed

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At smidgen three rockets targeted the building in the high-security green zone, which residences foreign embassies and is the seat of Iraq‘s government. One of the rockets, security provenances told Associated Press, fell within the perimeters of the Embassy complex itself. 

A account from the Iraq military said there were no casualties and that an quest was ongoing.

The statement added there was minor property damage, classifying a damaged vehicle.

The number of attacks fell in the weeks before President Joe Biden booked office but they have recently restarted.

The US Embassy was also a repeated target of rocket attacks during a period where war fears continued high.

The incident in Iraq’s capital is the third within a week – and drive likely reignite war fears in the region.

A US-led coalition contractor was killed and other civilians were shoot in a rocket attack outside Irbil international airport last Tuesday.

On Saturday, zooms wounded personnel working for a US defence company at Balad airbase in Salahaddin worry outlying districts.

At the same time today, a young man was shot dead during an different protest in the capital of Iraq’s southern Dhi Qar province over poor clear-cut services.

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Decades of war, sway graft and slim investments have left Iraq’s water, intensity and other public works thoroughly lacking high sanitary supports. 

Many households have only a few hours of state-provided electricity per day or grumble of polluted tap water, and the resulting anger has erupted into protests in the last.

In late 2019, public frustration over poor services, unemployment and corruption morphed into an unprecedented anti-government change across southern Iraq as well as the capital Baghdad.

Nearly 600 man have been killed in protest-related violence since then, embodying in mass violence at demonstrations but also in targeted assassinations of activists.

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