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Iranian-backed militias' rockets target US embassy in Baghdad

C-RAM air defense used against rocket fire. At least three impacts heard and minor damage reported. Iranian-backed groups targeted US in Iraq in past.

Protesters and militia fighters throw stones towards the U.S. Embassy during a protest to condemn ai

US pulling diplomats out of Baghdad amid tensions with Iran - report

US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller will remain in Baghdad, according to the State Department.

03/12/2020
US Army soldiers keep watch on the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020

Analysts: US embassy closure could weaken ties with Iraq

Former envoy says shutting down would be major political defeat for Washington, while Foreign Service officer once posted there says go ahead – it’s unsafe for staff.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
02/10/2020

Will Iraq ever stop rocket fire and attacks on US and Western countries?

Since July 23 there have been at least 32 attacks on US or foreign forces.

Three rockets hit perimeter of Baghdad international airport

One of the rockets landed in the airport garage damaging four civilian vehicles, it said, citing a military statement.

By REUTERS
06/09/2020
Jews of Iraq

Ex-Israel envoy publishes new list of Baghdadi Jewry surnames

"Although many books have been published about various aspects of Baghdadi Jewry and its rich heritage, none contain a systematically-researched list of surnames."

Is Iraq’s new PM losing the fight against Iranian-backed militias?

Kadhimi pledged to rein in Iranian-backed militias, but recent events highlight the difficulty of remolding critical relationships between the government and armed militias.

By MAYA CARLIN
11/07/2020

Rocket fired towards Baghdad International Airport

The rocket, a Katyusha, did not explode, according to reports.

US Army soldiers keep watch on the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020

Is intercepted rocket attack on US embassy a game changer? Analysis

It adds to 24 hours of tension in Iraq that coincided with American Independence Day. There were claims the US had deployed a C-RAM system to confront threats to its embassy and other facilities.

Air defenses respond to rocket attack on US Embassy in Baghdad - report

The incident took place after a number of rocket attacks near the US Embassy in Baghdad and other US military sites in recent weeks.

05/07/2020
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