Rocket attack on US embassy Baghdad - Report

Al-Hadath said sirens had been heard at the large US embassy compound. Akhbar media said a missile had been launched at the US embassy. Al-Ghad media said that 3 rockets landed near the embassy.

US Army soldiers keep watch on the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020 (photo credit: DOD/LT. COL. ADRIAN WEALE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)
US Army soldiers keep watch on the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq January 1, 2020
(photo credit: DOD/LT. COL. ADRIAN WEALE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)
Media in Iraq reported sirens and a rocket attack on the US embassy in Baghdad in the first hours of Tuesday morning. Sirens were heard after 2 a.m.
Amman-based newspaper Al-Hadath said sirens had been heard at the large US embassy compound. Lebanon’s Akhbar media said a missile had been launched at the US embassy and Al-Ghad said that 3 rockets landed near the embassy.
Al-Arabiya and other channels also reported the attack. Videos did not show the attack or the sirens.
The attack comes after Iraqis stormed MBC media claiming it had included a program insulting the memory of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militia leader the US killed in January. This comes amid heightened US-Iran tensions.
Dozens of rockets have been fired by Kataib Hezbollah against US forces in Iraq in recent months. Four members of the US-led Coalition have been killed since December by these rockets.
Iraq has a new prime minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and is dealing with new economic protests and an ISIS insurgency.