According to the agency’s interlocutors, more projectiles were fired, but some of them did not hit the embassy complex building. No one was injured as a result of the attack and the damage was minor.
US forces in the Middle East were hit by rocket and drone strikes at least five times yesterday. Of them, three times at bases in Syria and twice at the Ain al-Assad air base, west of Baghdad.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, condemned the attacks and named Iran-linked armed groups Kataib Hezbollah and Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba for the recent attacks on American forces. Neither group claimed responsibility for the incident.
U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria have been attacked at least 84 times since Oct. 17, the Pentagon said. The United States responded with a series of strikes that killed at least 15 militants in Iraq and about seven in Syria. The US State Department called on Iraqi security forces to immediately investigate and arrest those responsible.