One source I read claimed that both China and Iranian Rockets were involved in the attack. (r.a. note)
DW.com ————-By AFP & Reuters ———————-Mon. Dec.21, 2020
The US Embassy has intercepted at least three rockets fired into Baghdad’s Green Zone. The attack comes ahead of the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
The US Embassy in the Baghdad Green Zone was targeted in a rocket attack on Sunday, according to reports.
Iraqi security officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the embassy’s C-RAM defense system shot down the rockets in midair, causing minor damage to a residential complex and parked cars. There were no reports of casualties.
“The US Embassy confirms rockets targeting the International Zone (Green Zone) resulted in the engagement of embassy defensive systems,” said a statement released by the embassy.
“We call on all Iraqi political and governmental leaders to take steps to prevent such attacks and hold accountable those responsible,” the statement said.
Joyce Karam, correspondent for The National based in the United Arab Emirates, shared a video on Twitter of the rockets being intercepted and wrote that the embassy had been “targeted with barrage of Katyusha Rockets and mortar shells.”
Reporters with Agence France-Presse in Baghdad heard at least five loud explosions followed by whistling sounds.
The attack took place two weeks ahead of the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, which was directed by Washington.