C-Ram Intercepts One Rocket While Another Lands In Civilian Neighborhood

Two Katyusha rockets were fired towards the Green Zone where the US embassy is located in Baghdad on Saturday night, according to Iraq’s state-run news service quoting Iraqi security officials.

The U.S. Embassy’s C-RAM defense system was activated to intercept the rocket fire. One rocket was intercepted and destroyed, while a second rocket fell near the Grand Festivities Square near the Green Zone, causing damage to two civilian vehicles. There were no reports of casualties.

Iraqi security forces have started an investigation as to who was responsible for the latest attack on the U.S. Embassy. 

While no group has yet taken responsibility for the rocket attack, Iranian-backed proxy militias have conducted dozens of attacks against U.S. bases, the embassy, and other American presence in the region.