Iran-backed armed group denies Iraq rocket attack on US interests
IRAN Two rockets targeted American diplomatic and military installations overnight, Iraq’s security forces said on Sunday, as a powerful Iranbacked armed group denied responsibility for a series of such attacks.
Since October, US diplomats and troops across Iraq have been targeted by about three dozen rocket attacks that Washington has blamed on proIranian armed factions. In the first move of its kind, elite Iraqi troops in late June arrested more than a dozen Tehranbacked fighters who were allegedly planning a new attack on Baghdad’s Green Zone, home to the United States and other foreign embassies. Iraqi government officials said the raid would serve as a “message” to deter future attacks, but late on Saturday more attacks were launched. One rocket fired at the Green Zone landed near a home, wounding a child, according to the Iraqi military. (Al Jazeera)