Five killed in pro-Iranian militia attacks in Iraq


Three children and two women were killed today (Monday) in an attack that took place near the airport in Baghdad, Iraq, where American soldiers are staying, carried out by the country’s pro-Iranian militias. The militias fired two rockets at the port, but hit a nearby building. Two other children were injured in the shooting.

This is another attack by the militias against American targets in the country, carried out after the United States threatened to close its embassy in Iraq and remove the 3,000 soldiers from it if the rocket fire is not stopped.

No one has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, but the Iraqi army has already blamed “criminal gangs and groups of lawbreakers seeking to create chaos and terrorize the people.” Between October 2019 and July this year, 39 rocket attacks were carried out on US targets in Iraq. A similar number of attacks have been carried out since then to this day.

In previous attacks that have taken place in the past year only a few deaths have been recorded, and the five dead in the attack today make it exceptional in this respect. Six people, four of them soldiers (of whom only one American) were killed in these attacks, in which civilians were also injured.

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