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Militias keep up attacks, hit US base in Kurdistan Region

Rocket attacks continued in Iraq, as Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi seeks to rein in armed factions following the US government's threat to close its embassy in Iraq.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi met at the government palace in Baghdad with ambassadors from 25 nations to discuss the security situation in Iraq. Following the meeting — which included representatives from a number of Western and Arab states — the ambassadors issued a statement condemning the attacks against foreign diplomatic missions and troops and expressed support for the prime minister's actions to address the foreign missions' concerns in the country. 

Attacks by militias on foreign missions and troops have increased in recent days. 

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