Rockets hit near US Embassy; New attacks by Haftar’s forces; Rocket hits southern Israel

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Iraq: 5 rockets hit near US Embassy in Baghdad

Five rockets landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi authorities said today, Anadolu Agency reports.

No casualties or material damage was reported in the attacks on the high security Green Zone, the state-run communication cell added.

So far, the attacks have gone unclaimed.

The rocket attacks come two days after thousands gathered in Baghdad calling for US troops to leave the country.

The presence of foreign troops has been a hot issue in the country after Iranian top General Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad earlier this month.

Libya’s Haftar defies cease-fire, launches attacks

Libya’s UN-recognized government said that forces of commander Khalifa Haftar had launched attacks in the country’s northwest despite a call for cease-fire, Anadolu Agency reports.

The militias attacked Abu Qurain area, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of the port city of Misrata, said Abdul-Malik Al-Madani, spokesman for the Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation by Libya’s UN-recognized government.

The attacks came despite calls for cease-fire by the Berlin Conference.

Al-Madani said that violent clashes were ongoing in the region which was still under their control and civilian settlements were being shelled.

On 12 January, parties in Libya announced a cease-fire in response to a joint call by the leaders of Turkey and Russia. But talks for a permanent cease-fire ended without an agreement after Haftar left Moscow without signing the deal.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel; IDF strikes Hamas post

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at southern Israel on Sunday night, striking an open field, Israeli officials said.

No injuries or damage were reported as the projectile hit an unpopulated area.

Following the rocket attack, the Israel Defense Forces carried out an airstrike on a Hamas observation post in southern Gaza, the army said.

“IDF aircraft struck a military post controlled by the Hamas terror group in the Southern Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire and the launching of balloon-borne explosive devices from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier today,” the military said in a statement.

No Palestinian injuries were immediately reported.

Video footage from near the border showed what appeared to be anti-aircraft fire coming from the Gaza Strip that was apparently aimed at the Israeli aircraft.

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