Rocket attack hits near US embassy in Iraq capital



Multiple rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting American troops near the United States embassy early Sunday, the latest in a flurry of attacks against US assets in the country.
“The coalition confirms small rockets impacted the Iraqi base hosting (coalition) troops in the International Zone […] no casualties,” said coalition spokesman Myles Caggins.
The base, known as Union III, is the headquarters for the US-led coalition, deployed in Iraq since 2014 to help local troops fight the Islamic State group.
Iraq’s military said three Katyusha rockets hit inside the Green Zone, the high-security enclave where the US mission and Union III are located, as well as Iraqi government buildings, United Nations offices and other embassies.
A fourth rocket hit a logistics base in a different neighbourhood operated by Hashed al-Shaabi, a military network officially incorporated into the Iraqi state, the Iraqi military said.
There was no immediate statement from the Hashed group.– INP