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US military base in Baghdad hit by at least FOUR rockets

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AT LEAST four rockets struck on the grounds and near the US Embassy in Baghdad early today, but no injuries were reported and the attack only caused minor damage.

The rockets hit the base supporting US and other forces, according to Col. Myles Caggins.

The strike at the sprawling embassy took place about 3:30 a.m. local time in Iraq, according to military officials.

Iraqi security officials told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that two of the rockets fell inside the compound, while another struck near the coalition base.

It's the latest in a series of attacks that targets US forces, and the 19th since October, according to the Guardian.

There are about 5,000 US troops in Iraq that are supporting local forces.

A missile strike on Iraq's Ain al-Asad air base last month left dozens of US service members injured, and a civilian contractor was killed in a rocket attack in December.

It came in retaliation to the Trump-ordered drone strike in Baghdad that took out Qassem Soleimani, the most powerful general in Iran.

US military officials have pointed the blame at Iran-backed paramilitary groups for the attacks.

This morning's strike was carried out with "small rockets," according to Reuters.

Unrest continues to be great in Iraq as protesters demand an overhaul of Iraq's political system.

Prime Minister-designate Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi said the formation of a new government would come within a week.

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