Explosions heard near US embassy in Baghdad overnight

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By journalsofus.com

Explosions were heard near the US embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone early Friday and sirens were activated calling on people to “duck and cover,” according to videos from the scene on social media verified by an informed source.

Embassy spokespeople did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

It was not immediately clear if the embassy’s air defense systems were activated or if there was damage.

US forces at military bases in Iraq and Syria have faced more than 70 attacks since mid-October, claimed by an umbrella organization for Iraqi Shiite Muslim armed groups, although diplomatic missions have been spared.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for any attack on the US embassy on Friday, which took place around 4am.

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