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US embassy in Iraq attacked: Three rockets fired near building in central Baghdad

It is understood that missiles have been fired at the embassy in the capital. As of yet, no casualties have been reported. Although unconfirmed, three rockets have landed near to the embassy in the centre of the capital. Earlier reports had stated seven Katyusha rockets were fired towards the embassy. 

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One person said: “Reports in rockets fired at towards the US embassy in Baghdad.

“American fighter jets are flying above the area at the moment.”

US coalition supply convoys were also attacked in seperate strikes in the country on Tuesday. 

Iraq: Embassy attacked (Image: Express)

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Iraq: There have no confirmed reports of casualties (Image: PA)

The attacks occurred near to the border of Kuwait and just north of the capital. 

The missile strikes did not cause any casualties but there was damage to equipment. 

On Sunday, a military convoy carrying supplies was also struck in southern Iraq. 

These attacks are just the latest in a string of missile strikes in the country against coalition forces. 

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Iraq: Several other incidents have taken place (Image: PA)

US forces are under constant threat from Iran-backed Shia Muslims who the US has blamed for several of the rocket strikes. 

These missile strikes have increased following the death of Qassem Soleimani in January. 

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed during a missile strike in the capital. 

In the wake of the strike, tensions in the Middle East escalated. 

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Iraq: Protests took place outside several US buildings (Image: PA)

Iraq: Protest occurred after Soleimani’s death (Image: PA)

The militants have also vowed to avenge the death of commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who was killed alongside Soleimani. 

They also oppose the country’s Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi who took the position in May. 

Both Iraq and Kuwait military personnel dismissed that the attacks earlier this week occurred, US Army colonel Myles Caggins, however, refuted the claim. 

He told AP: “It’s absolutely false. 

“It was a complete fabrication.”

US troops remain in the country and are used to provide security for military contractors. 

Iraq: Donald Trump will travel to the state (Image: PA)

Donald Trump will travel to the state amid escalating tensions.  

He will arrive on August 20. 

A White House statement said: “As close partners, the US will look to expand on that relationship.”

Source Daily Express :: World Feed

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