Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraqi capital: US military source

2020-02-16 12:51
Anti-war demonstrators march during a demonstration against war in Iraq and Iran outside the White House on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Demonstrations are taking place in several U.S. cities in response to increased tensions in the Middle East as a result of a U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian general last week.

Anti-war demonstrators march during a demonstration against war in Iraq and Iran outside the White House on January 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Demonstrations are taking place in several U.S. cities in response to increased tensions in the Middle East as a result of a U.S. airstrike that killed an Iranian general last week. (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)

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Multiple rockets hit near the US embassy in Iraq's capital of Baghdad early on Sunday, an American military source said, the 19th attack against US assets in the country since late October.

The assault sent warning sirens blaring across the high-security diplomatic compound, but it was unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made impact, the source told AFP.

AFP's correspondents heard multiple strong explosions followed by aircraft circling near the Green Zone, the high-security enclave where the US embassy is located.

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