US Embassy In Baghdad Under Attack, Defense System Activated: Reports

Forces at the US embassy in Baghdad are attempting to intercept what could be rockets or suicide drones with radar-controlled rapid-fire guns, according to the BBC‘s Nafiseh Kohnavard.

Multiple videos surfaced on Twitter around 1200 ET, one by Kohnavard of Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar (CRAM) weapons activated and firing large bursts into the night sky to combat incoming rockets and or suicide drones in the air before they hit the embassy. 

“US embassy’s anti-rocket system CRAM in Baghdad activated a few seconds ago. I heard explosions,” Kohnavard tweeted.

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US embassy’s anti rocket system C-RAM in Baghdad activated a few seconds ago

I heard explosions

Video taken by me pic.twitter.com/P9XCn0GjMY

— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 13, 2022

He captured another burst of CRAM firing.

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