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Rockets fired at US embassy in Iraq after attacks on bases

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Baghdad (AFP) – Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq early Thursday, the Iraqi army said, at the end of a day marked by rocket and drone attacks on bases hosting American forces in Iraq and Syria. The embassy itself was not hit, the army said, but three nearby places in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone were. A spate of recent attacks on US military and diplomatic facilities in Iraq has been blamed on pro-Iranian armed groups within a state-sponsored paramilitary force. US forces, who have 2,500 troops deployed in Iraq as part of an international¬†anti-Islamic State group coa…

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