November 17, 2020
There are reports that at least four Katyusha rockets have been launched at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday afternoon.
An Iraq correspondent for the Associated Press, Samya Kullab, tweeted the news, saying that this act signals “an end to informal truce announced by Iran-backed militia in October.”
Kullab also stated that four rockets were launched instead of two and that they were intercepted by the C-RAM missile defense system, with one of the rockets landing 600 meters from the embassy. Additionally, according to Kullab, two Iraqi security forces were wounded, officials have told the AP.
Four rockets launched. Intercepted by C-RAM system. Of them, one lands 600m from U.S. embassy. Two Iraqi security forces wounded, officials tell @AP
— Samya Kullab | سامية كُلاب (@samya_kullab) November 17, 2020