#Iran-backed militia group in Iraq claims responsibility for a rocket attack targeting Balad Air Base north of Baghdad.
-Three Katyusha rockets reported
-One contractor injured
-Some reports claiming rockets landed inside the base & multiple injuries.

More to follow
This is the second salvo of rockets to hit a base hosting U.S. forces or contractors in Iraq in less than a week.
Periodic reminder:

"When the Iranians sense weakness, they'll attack."

The strike comes days after the US Coalition in Iraq said on Monday a rocket attack at a US-led military base in Kurdish northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor and injured six other people including a US service member.

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22 Feb
-Multiple rockets launched at Baghdad's Green Zone, #Iraq
-Sirens heard from the U.S. Embassy, smoke rising from the vicinity

Image reportedly from the impact, via @ELINTNews ImageImageImage
Baghdad, #Iraq
Near the Green Zone

Video of black smoke rising from the area
Initial reports suggest at least three 107mm rockets hit the US Embassy vicinity in Baghdad. More details to come & number of rockets could rise.

Image of smoke in first tweet is old. Apologies.
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22 Feb

An important read offering a window into the deep relationships forged by #Iran’s chief apologist @JZarif with influential figures in the U.S.

NIAC, Tehran’s DC-based lobby arm established by Zarif, plays an important role in this regard.
“These relationships blossomed into what high-level national security and intelligence sources say allowed the Iranian regime to bypass Mr. Trump and work directly with Obama administration veterans that Tehran hoped would soon return to power in Washington.” Image
Certain examples of Zarif’s relationships with U.S. figures include meetings with Sec. John Kerry, Sec. Moniz, Iran deal negotiator Wendy Sherman, Sen. Feinstein and Sen. Chris Murphy.

Sen. Murphy has also delivered speeches in NIAC sessions. ImageImageImageImage
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21 Feb
Feb 21—Tehran, #Iran
Retirees and pensioners protesting and demanding fair pensions based on rising inflation rates, and officials to live up to their promises.

Many other cities are witnessing similar rallies.
Feb 21—Tehran, #Iran
Contract teachers rallying outside the regime's Majlis (parliament) protesting unfair employment policies.
Feb 21—Tabriz, NW #Iran
Retirees and pensioners demanding fair wages as inflation is leading to skyrocketing prices. Many are barely making ends meet.
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20 Feb
Feb 18—Sisakht, SW #Iran
Most of the town suffered severe damages following a recent 5.6-magnitude earthquake.

Locals are not receiving adequate aid & reports indicate officials instead dispatched security forces to prevent protests.
Feb 19—Sisakht, SW #Iran
11:30 pm local time
Locals spent the night at -5 decrees C next to fires due to lack of aid days after the recent earthquake.

Remember, the ruling regime continues to fund Assad, Hezbollah, Hamas & other terrorists.
Report: Angry locals in Sisakht, SW #Iran protested the downplaying of earthquake damage by officials and state-run TV, following a 5.6 earthquake that left many homes in ruins.
Read 4 tweets
18 Feb

@ArianeTabatabai, the new State Dept. Senior Advisor in @UnderSecT

Quite fond of #Iran's talking points
-2019 uprising was no big change
-regime collapse is a joke
-IRGC "accidentally" shot down #PS752
-nuclear weapons prohibited by Iran leader
Rep. @BrianMastFL debunking the "academic" argument from three so-called "experts," leaving them speechless, including Tabatabai, about the killing of Qassem Soleimani resulting in "increasing tensions."
Part Two
Read 6 tweets
16 Feb
Report—#Iran-backed militias launched rocket attack targeting Erbil, northern #Iraq

@OIRSpox—"Indirect Fire landed on Coalition Forces in Erbil tonight. There was 1 civilian contractor killed, 5 civilian contractors injured and 1 US service member injured. More info to follow."
Video of rocket(s) landing two kms away from from Erbil airport

@JenGriffinFNC—US official: 14 total rocket rounds fired at US base in northern Iraq, 4 rockets landed in US compound, 10 outside, based on initial reports.
Additional CCTV footage from Erbil of rockets landing in residential areas, via @AuroraIntel.

@OrenCNN reports:
One non-US civilian contractor killed
One US service member injured
Four US civilian contractors injured
One non-US civilian contractor injured
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