US Embassy in Baghdad: Direct Hit by Rocket Attack - UPDATE: U.S. "Will Respond Militarily"

US Embassy in Baghdad: Direct Hit by Rocket Attack - UPDATE: U.S. "Will Respond Militarily"
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The US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq suffered a direct rocket hit to its compound minutes ago (3:02 PM EST).

The Embassy restaurant and canteen was damaged and burned.

Loud thuds emanated from the western bank of the Tigris river, where most foreign embassies are located.

One security source said three Katyusha rockets hit near the high-security compound while another said as many as five struck the area.

Awaiting info updates.  Check back 

 

 UPDATE

Injuries reported following rocket attack on US Embassy,

US choppers landing inside the vicinity of the Embassy

 

 American casualties now being reported. 

 2 dead and 5 injured.

 

UPDATE 6:33 PM EST --

Intense gunfire being heard near Balad AB.
North of Baghdad [~ 40 miles]

US fighter planes departing from north Kuwait and two other bases towards Baghdad:

 

UPDATE 6:39 PM EST --

Pro Iran PMF militia “Kataib Hezbollah” declares responsibility for attack against US Embassy in Baghdad by releasing video on telegram channel.

 

 *** BULLETIN ***

6:43 PM EST --

Urgent -- The US embassy has informed the Iraqi government that the United States will respond militarily to the bombing of the embassy in Baghdad

 

 

UPDATE 8:08 PM EST --

USAF 's F-15Es & A-10Cs as well as USMC F/A-18Cs based in Kuwait & Jordan will soon take part in retaliatory airstrikes at PMU (Hashd al-Sha'abi) across Iraq tonight. It will be a response to the KataibHezbollah 's rocket attack at US Embassy in Baghdad.

 

UPDATE 8:17 PM EST --

USAF warplane activity over Basrah, Iraq

 

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    Ronald Cordova · 29 days ago
    Evidently the damage done is more severe than reported from the one image I saw. it looks like the rocket completely demolished the cafeteria and surrounding area. However, no one is claiming responsibility. Draw your own conclusion on that info.
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    James Sherman · 29 days ago
    I'm sorry, but to me this is jus another one of Hal's stories that has no end and just leaves you hanging. The planes are in the air...............
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    Robert Lyda · 1 months ago
    May be a damn deep state false flag attack! Hitting the deep state actors in the area may put on the kibosh!
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      Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
      I hate to admit it, but that occurred to me too.

      Why not have the President simply round up all the deep-state players and finally indict them? Get all those scum out of the picture, and then if the Iranians or other Muslim scum try anything funny after that, there will be no doubt as to their culpability.
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    BoldlyReady · 1 months ago
    Hey .....just drop a few Iran prisoners back into Iran with the corono.......Ooops !
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    wendy maddalena · 1 months ago
    ok let's take stock pestilence, quakes, war/rumours of war.........
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      BoldlyReady · 1 months ago
      My thought too...... maybe NK will try to nuke someone .... tha pot is starting to boil.
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    Ronald Cordova · 1 months ago
    Any momenet Pompeo will appear in a presser stating that Soleimeni masterminded the attack. Oh wait. Trump assassinated Soleimeni. I guess Pompeo will blame it on Iran anyway.
    The USA should start moving troops out of Iraq ASAP or they will be coming out horizontally.
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      Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
      Was your comment before or after you read the part about Iran already claiming responsibility for this?
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        Ronald Cordova · 1 months ago
        I know it is difficult to keep track of the players in the Middle East but ALWAYS be on guard when you see PRO IRANIAN.

        Kataib Hezbollah along with the Iraqi army and other PMF has taken part in the Battle of Mosul against ISIL. The same group that Trump killed 39 over 250 km from where the american contractor died that Trump almost started WW3 with his recklessness.And then assassinates an Iranian general.

        It is no different than the Kurds are pro american or 20 other mercenary factions loyal to the USA.


        It's past time to get all american troops out of Syria, Iraq, Afganistan, Solmalia, Yemen. Libya.
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    Joe Williams · 1 months ago
    Thats par for the course. Meanwhile. Back in America, americans are being rapidly infected by a quote, " virus" , by a communist country, called CHINA thats globally killing everyone. So. I ask..

    Whats next for the world. Roll the dice.
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      Ronald Cordova · 1 months ago
      China is more Capitalist than Communist ?
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        Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
        In a sense, that is the case de facto if speaking purely in economic terms. They parted with the hardline communist approach after Mao Tse Tung died and allowed for more and more economic freedom over time, albeit cautiously.

        However, in terms of legal protections and private property rights, the citizens have no protection from the power of the state. In those terms, China remains a communist dictatorship.