Iraq: Three rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad, third attack in a week

Iraq: Three rockets fired at US Embassy in Baghdad, third attack in a week

International Desk: Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in the Green Zone area in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. One of them fell inside the green zone, but the other two fell in a nearby residential area. This is the third attack on a Western diplomatic, military high-security base in a week in Iraq after several months of peace. 

The Iraqi army said in a statement that no one was killed in the rocket attack. There are many foreign embassies and government buildings in the Green Zone. The area is located on the target of rockets that, according to US and Iraqi officials, are Iran-backed attacks. A statement issued by the Iraqi Security Service says at least two rockets have fallen in the Green Zone, where the US and other foreign embassies are.

A security official said at least one rocket targeted the US Diplomatic Mission to Iraq's National Security Service. Other rockets have fallen in nearby residential areas. A week ago, a dozen rockets were fired at the Military Complex at Arbil Airport. There are foreign soldiers who have been helping Iraq in the war against jihadists led by the US since 2014. Two people were killed in this incident. These included a foreign contractor and a civilian.

 These rockets were fired from the city of Irbil late on Monday. The responsibility of this rocket attack is taken by the Shia rebel group Awliya al-Dam or the blood-keepers organization. In the past year, there have been several groups that claim to have attacked the US base, but US and Iraqi intelligence organizations believe that they are all members of pro-Iran Qatab Hizbullah and Assaib Ahl al-Haq.


Facebook lifts ban on news in Australia

Facebook lifts ban on news in Australia

Washington: Social media company Facebook has lifted the ban on news in the country after resolving differences with the Australian government. "Last week, Facebook announced a halt to the exchange of news on its service in Australia," Nick Clegg, Facebook's Global Affairs Vice President, said in a statement released here on Wednesday.

He said, "This has now been resolved after discussion with the Australian Government. We agree to new deals with publishers and look forward to once again sharing the Australian link to the news link. "According to the statement Facebook plans to spend at least one billion dollars over the next three years. . He said that Facebook has a similar agreement with publishers in the US. Facebook is active in conversations with Germany, France and others. 


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