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Rockets land in Erbil as US threatens embassy pullout

Iraqi Kurdistan’s counterterrorism service said the rockets were fired by paramilitary groups in Ninevah province in northern Iraq.

The same day Iraq's prime minister pledged to protect foreign missions in the country, paramilitary groups fired rockets in the direction of US troops in Erbil, the counterterrorism service in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq said tonight. 

Six rockets were launched from the borders of Sheikh Amir village in Ninevah province by the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), "who were targeting coalition forces at Erbil International Airport,” the counterterrorism service said, adding that the rockets were launched from a modified pickup truck. Two of the six rockets did not explode.

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