US Troops in Iraq Face Fourth Straight Day of Strikes

Militias fire rockets, launch drones against US sites

While not offering a lot of specifics, the US coalition confirmed new rocket strikes against US targets in Iraq, the fourth straight day of such attacks. They would only call it an “ongoing situation.”

These latest attacks include reports of defensive systems at the US Embassy in Baghdad reacting to ongoing attacks. The militias aligned with the Axis of Resistance umbrella released footage of the US defensive systems.

The militias reported rockets fired from al-Rasafa and near the al-Kindi hospital in these attacks. It’s not clear how much damage was involved in the rocket fire, or if the new strikes involved any casualties.

These new attacks come just a day after a flurry of rockets were fired after Ayn al-Asad airbase in western Iraq, with other attacks launched against the US base at Irbil airport, and also against the embassy area.

There were not huge casualties from any of these attacks, but the sustained attacks for several days suggest this is a situation which may still be escalating, as the militias are looking to retaliate against recent US attacks.

Author: Jason Ditz

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