I just thought you should know.
Courtesy of CNN:
Three rockets struck the US Embassy compound in Baghdad on Sunday, leaving one person injured, a US official told CNN initial reports indicate.
The official said the injury was minor and the individual had since returned to duty.
A State Department spokesperson said Sunday evening that they “are aware of reports of rockets landing in the International Zone,” but did not address the US embassy itself. The State Department did not respond to a query as to whether any embassy employees were injured.
“We call on the Government of Iraq to fulfill its obligations to protect our diplomatic facilities,” the spokesperson said.
There have been numerous rocket attacks on Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the embassies of the US and several other western countries are located, and the area surrounding it in recent months. However, the whole of Iraq is on a heightened state of alert as tensions between the US and Iran have dramatically increased in recent weeks after the US killing of key Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iran’s retaliatory missile attack on an Iraqi base housing US troops.
There is no proof that Iran is behind this rocket attack, and they have not taken credit so far, but it is undeniable that since we killed Soleimani that the area has become infinitely more dangerous for our service members.
Perhaps that is why previous administrations did not just haul off and murder the guy arbitrarily.
I hope I’m wrong but I feel that it is just a matter of time before we start seeing US casualties due to that decision.