Three missiles identified as Katyusha landed on Baghdad, of which two fell near the US embassy.
RT reported on January 5, citing a siren in the western bank of the Tigris River after three rockets were identified as Katyusha, two of which dropped near the US embassy.
There is currently no information on the number of casualties and damage after the said attack. This is the second rocket attack on the US Embassy in just a few days after the US admitted the murder of Major General Qassim Soleimani – Commander of the Quds Force.
|Protesters hold photos of Major-General Soleimani, protesting the US air strike in front of the UN office in Tehran, Iran.|
Earlier, on January 4, the rocket also struck the US embassy area and an air base in the northern capital Baghdad. The attack wounded 5 civilians.
Rocket attacks against the U.S. embassy were blamed by Iran-backed militia. President Donald Trump then threatened to attack 52 locations in Iran in response.
While no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks on January 4 and January 5, Iran-trained Kataeb Hezbollah groups have called on Iraqi people to stay away from US garrisons for at least 1 kilometer. Starting at 17:00 on January 5 (local time).
Iraq chased the US
Also on January 5, the Iraqi Congress recommended the expulsion of US troops from the country after the attack by a drone (UAV) of Washington that killed Iranian General Qassem Suleimani.
Iraqi parliamentarians approved a bill to end the deal with the US. The agreement allows Washington to send forces to help fight against Islamic State (IS) claiming more than four years ago.
Although the bill was approved by the Iraqi government, in the event of canceling the agreement, Baghdad had to give Washington a year ‘s notice to prepare for the withdrawal.
The Iraq Foreign Ministry also summoned US Ambassador Matthew Tueller to condemn the murder of Soleimani, describing it as a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.
In response to developments in the Iraqi parliament, US State Department spokesman Morgan Ortangus said they were still waiting for the Iraqi side to clarify the legal implications after the vote. Washington also expressed disappointment at the development and strongly urged Baghdad to reconsider its decision.
After Soleimani’s death, Iran announced on Thursday it was renouncing the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal. This move could bring Tehran closer to making an atomic bomb.
Iranian media confirmed that the country did not continue to comply with the limits on nuclear fuel enrichment, the scale of enriched uranium reserves and nuclear research and development activities.
The move is considered the most obvious nuclear threat that Tehran has ever made since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reinstated sanctions on Iran.