#BREAKING
C-RAM air defense system activated over Baghdad's Green Zone in #Iraq (near the U.S. Embassy) and intercepting incoming rocket(s).

Locals report hearing explosions.

My take:
Using its proxies, #Iran is flexing its muscles for the Vienna talks.
More footage from Baghdad, #Iraq

The Biden administration needs to adopt a strong #Iran policy or else these attacks will increase.

This latest attack comes after last night's remarks from WH Press Sec Jen Psaki blaming their failed policies on Trump.
Footage of C-RAM intercepting a projectile in Baghdad, #Iraq
Rockets launched from Baghdad's Dora district in #Iraq targeted the Green Zone and the U.S Embassy, according to @thestevennabil.
More footage from Baghdad, #Iraq

Al Arabiya reports two of the three rockets launched were intercepted by C-RAM.
#UPDATE
Rocket attack, most likely by #Iran-backed proxies, in Baghdad, #Iraq
Footage of tonight's rocket launch from Baghdad's Doura district, #Iraq

My guess is 107 mm rockets were used by #Iran-backed militias.
Baghdad, #Iraq
One of the reported three rockets targeting the U.S. Embassy slammed into a local school. Moment of impact seen in this footage.

Again, my guess is that these are 107 mm rockets.

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