Several rockets were fired in the direction of the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, on the evening of Thursday, January 13, according to local reports.
Citing Iraqi military officials, Reuters reported that the rockets were shot down prior to reaching their target, and did not cause damage in the embassy compound.
Videos filmed on Thursday showed counter-rocket systems being deployed. This footage, recorded by BBC Persian journalist Nafiseh Kohnavard, shows fire over the Tigris River near Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the embassy is located. Credit: Nafiseh Kohnavard | BBC Persian via Storyful