Iraq: Rise in anti-American attacks

A statement released Monday evening by the Security Media Cell, affiliated with the Iraqi prime minister’s office, said the first roadside bomb exploded on a highway in the southern Iraqi province of Qadisiyah.

The second explosion also took place in Babil province in central Iraq. “The two roadside bombs targeted the convoys of trucks carrying the equipment of the international coalition (led by the United States),” the statement said, adding that the trucks were operated by drivers and transport companies. Iraqis.

The explosions caused no damage and the convoys were not injured, he added.

Rocket attack near the US Embassy

Also early on Tuesday, a Katyusha rocket landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad, where the United States Embassy and many other diplomatic missions and government offices are located.

According to security sources, the rocket fell near the American embassy and sirens were heard from the building.

Meanwhile, a correspondent for the Amman-based Al-Hadath news agency claims that at least three of the missiles fired at the Green Zone were brought down by air defenses above the US embassy.

“Video captured nearby shows roaring air raid sirens as the Embassy’s counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) system engages incoming targets.”

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the new attacks, but they are the latest in a series of explosions that have hit US occupation forces amid anti-American sentiment in the country.

Tensions have risen in Iraq-U.S. Relations since January 3, when a U.S. drone struck a convoy at Baghdad airport, assassinating the former Quds Force commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. , Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani and Deputy Iraqi Leader Hashd al-Sha ‘abi force Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Just two days later, Iraqi lawmakers unanimously passed a bill requiring the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Iraq.

Iraqi resistance groups have pledged to take up arms against US forces if Washington does not conform to parliamentary order.

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