Media reports citing the Iraqi military indicated that two rockets struck a residence near Baghdad International Airport, causing five fatalities and two injuries. The U.S. diplomatic spokesperson stated that “we are outraged” by the attack, and urged “Iraqi officials to take immediate action to hold the perpetrators accountable”. She further reiterated that “the actions of lawless Iran-backed militias remains the single biggest deterrent to stability in Iraq. These militias pose an unacceptable danger to everyone in Iraq, from diplomatic officials and facilities to Iraqi activists and families”.
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