Category Archives: Iraqi

Iraqi officials: 8 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — Eight rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone late Sunday, Iraq’s military and Iraqi officials said, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month’s anniversary of the U.S. slaying of an Iranian general draws near. An Iraqi military statement said an “an outlawed group” launched eight rockets targeting the […]

Iraqi officials: 3 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — At least three rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday, Iraqi security officials said, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month’s anniversary of the slaying of an Iranian general draws near. The embassy’s C-RAM defense system was used to destroy the rockets mid-air, three Iraqi security […]

Iraqi official says combat operations against ISIS by US-led coalition ending after troop drawdown

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s foreign minister Wednesday condemned a rocket attack in the capital a day earlier, calling it a “terrorist act,” and said combat operations by the U.S.-led coalition will cease once troop withdrawals take place in the coming weeks. Fuad Hussein’s comments came hours after seven rockets struck Baghdad, four of them exploding inside […]

At least 2 Iraqi personnel wounded after 4 rockets strike Baghdad’s Green Zone

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BAGHDAD — Four rockets struck inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Tuesday, Iraq’s military said, wounding at least two people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October. The rockets were fired from the al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood of Baghdad, according to the military’s statement. Two Iraqi security officials […]

Iraqi official to US: Reconsider embassy closure

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s foreign minister on Wednesday said his country hopes the U.S. will reconsider its decision to close its diplomatic mission in Baghdad, as a group of ambassadors expressed their willingness to help Iraq tackle security challenges. Fuad Hussein spoke at a news conference during a heated week sparked by the U.S. warning that […]

US warns Iraqi leaders of Baghdad embassy closure if attacks continue

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BAGHDAD — The Trump administration has warned Iraq that it will close its embassy in Baghdad if the government does not take swift and decisive action to end persistent rocket and other attacks by Iranian-backed militias and rogue armed elements on American and allied interests in the country, U.S., Iraqi and other officials said Monday. […]

Iraqi army: Rocket hits Baghdad’s Green Zone; no casualties

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BAGHDAD — A Katyusha rocket landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad on Wednesday, the Iraqi military said, a day after a British Embassy convoy was targeted on a key highway in the city. There were no casualties and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack — the latest in near-daily rocket […]

Iraqi leader says country still needs US help to counter ISIS threat

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister said Monday ahead of a much anticipated trip to Washington that his country still needs U.S. assistance to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State group and that his administration is committed to introducing security sector reforms as rogue militia groups stage near-daily attacks against the seat of his […]

Iraqi leader says country still needs US help to counter ISIS threat

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister said Monday ahead of a much anticipated trip to Washington that his country still needs U.S. assistance to counter the threat posed by the Islamic State group and that his administration is committed to introducing security sector reforms as rogue militia groups stage near-daily attacks against the seat of his […]

Iraqi forces thwart attack aiming for Camp Taji, but child injured by rocket fired toward US Embassy

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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi military said Sunday that a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child. Iraqi officials said the embassy’s recently installed C-RAM air defense system may have attempted to intercept the rocket as the system was operational late Saturday. A […]