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Rockets hit Iraq base in Baghdad housing US troops

The US embassy in Baghdad has reportedly been targeted in a rocket attack. Picture: PA

Several rockets have exploded near the US Embassy in Baghdad and at an airport housing American troops north of the Iraq.

There are reports also of as many as five US sites targeted two days after a US airstrike killed General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force.

This was the scene in Tehran earlier this afternoon at a funeral procession for Soleimani

According to a report by Sky News Arabia, at least two missiles struck near the embassy in the Green Zone while others were fired at Balad Airbase, around 50 miles north of the city. Both attacks occurred on Saturday afternoon.

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Source:  www.lbcnews.co.uk

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