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Iraqi officials: 8 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad
An Iraqi military statement said an “an outlawed group” launched eight rockets targeting the Green Zone, injuring one Iraqi security person manning a checkpoint and causing material damage to a residential complex and some cars.
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Patriot missile defense systems now active in Iraq, say US officials
Patriot missile launchers and two other short-range systems are now in place at al-Asad Air Base,.
By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press
Patriot deployment to Iraq is helpful, but insufficient against Iran
Iran understands that Patriot air defense systems limit its options for additional aggression. But it also knows that the systems cannot defend against the rockets that Iran's proxies in Iraq have repeatedly lobbed with deadly effect at U.S. and coalition troops.
By Bradley Bowman and Maj. Liane Zivitski
US keeping two carriers in Mideast, moving Patriot missile batteries into Iraq as Iran tensions mount
“I would caution Iran and its proxies from attempting a response that would endanger U.S. and coaltion forces,” McKenzie said. “We have the flexibility, the capability, and the will to respond to any threat.”
By Shawn Snow