The radical Islamic terrorists in the Middle East are emboldened. They’re prepared for war.
And now a U.S. embassy has been ruthlessly attacked by radical Iranian terrorists.
Suspected Iran-backed militias launched rocket fire at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday, amid an uptick in attacks against U.S. troops in the region, as reported by Reuters.
Following a period of relative calm during the Israel-Hamas ceasefire from Nov. 24 to Dec. 1, drone and rocket attacks targeting U.S. troops in bases in Iraq and Syria have resumed, confirmed the Pentagon on Thursday. An Iran-aligned militia group reportedly fired two rocket salvos at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, resulting in no casualties, according to a spokesperson cited by Reuters.
You can view a video posted to Twitter of the alleged rocket attack on the U.S. embassy. We are unable to verify that this video is absolutely from the attack itself.
🚨| 🇮🇶🇺🇸 US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, has been targeted by a barrage of rockets. pic.twitter.com/b5TMuEMtN7
— Arya – آریا 🇮🇷 (@AryJeay) December 8, 2023
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, prompting a renewed call from the U.S. embassy for the Iraqi government to take measures to safeguard diplomatic and Coalition partner personnel and facilities.
In mid-October, an umbrella organization representing multiple Iran-aligned militias had previously claimed responsibility for attacks on the embassy. The Islamic Resistance of Iraq, the same group responsible for a bloody incursion on Oct. 7 that resulted in the death of 1,200 Israelis, threatened further attacks on U.S. troops due to American military support for Israel.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani condemned the attackers as “unruly, lawless groups” that do not represent the will of the Iraqi people. He ordered Iraqi security forces to pursue the assailants, emphasizing that the Iran-backed groups were engaging in acts of terrorism, destabilizing the country.
Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh stated that Iran-backed militia groups have targeted bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria at least 78 times, with no reported incidents in the previous 24 hours as of the briefing on Thursday.
Rockets fired at US embassy in Iraq – media pic.twitter.com/gsceHwMs9j
— RT (@RT_com) December 8, 2023
However, the Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed additional attacks, not confirmed by the Pentagon, over the past two days.
Ahmad “Abu Hussein” al-Hamidawi, the head of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, issued a warning in October, stating, “Our missiles, drones, and special forces are ready to direct qualitative strikes at the American enemy in its bases and disrupt its interests if it intervenes in this battle,” as reported by The Associated Press.
As of now, the U.S. maintains approximately 2,500 troops in Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces in the ongoing effort to combat the Islamic State, with an additional 900 troops serving the same purpose in Syria.
The Senate voted against a resolution to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria on Thursday.
In a rare show of defiance against Trump, Senate Republicans vote to oppose withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan.
— Spike (@jmsexton_) January 31, 2019
Ever since the October 7 attack from Hamas terrorists on innocent Israeli’s in their home country, the political heat in the Middle East has only been getting more and more tense.
The Biden administration, however, has been very unclear about how they plan on approaching the tensions in the months and years ahead.
While Joe Biden has given lip service to the Israeli government, he’s been unwilling to treat the radical Islamic terrorists from Iran and Hamas as a serious matter in the eyes of many. This is evidenced by the fact that he was more than content to negotiate with the Iranian terrorists just in the past several months.
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