Rocket Hits Green Zone, US Embassy in Iraq Attacked ‘We’re Still Assessing the Damage’

The United States Embassy in Baghdad has been attacked by terrorist groups seeking to undermine Iraq’s security, sovereignty, and international relations.

The U.S. Embassy and other parts of the Green Zone in Baghdad were attacked by “Terrorist groups” Thursday, according to the Embassy.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. Iran-backed militias have conducted previous attacks, including last Thursday, calling them retribution for the U.S. strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani two years ago this month.

Security sources told ABC News that three rockets were fired from the Dora area, south of Baghdad. Two were intercepted, and one landed inside a school in the Green Zone, causing damage and injuring a woman and a girl.

“In a cowardly terrorist act, the innocent residents of the Green Zone in Baghdad and the headquarters of the diplomatic missions that the Iraqi security forces bear the responsibility of protecting were attacked by a number of missiles launched from the Dora area south of the capital, which led to the injury of a girl and a woman,” the Iraqi government said.

The following is from an attack that occurred 5 hours ago according to the US Embassy in Baghdad, now there have been multiple attacks.

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The US embassy compound was attacked this evening by terrorist groups seeking to undermine Iraq’s security, sovereignty and international relations. We have always said that these kinds of outrageous attacks are an assault not only on diplomatic facilities, but on the sovereignty of Iraq itself.

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… that these sorts of reprehensible attacks are an assault not just on diplomatic facilities, but on the sovereignty of Iraq itself. 2/2

This story continues to develop and take different turns. We will update you here at The DC Patriot as we know more.

Don’t get scammed! Here’s how to tell if your at-home COVID-19 test is real

Photo of a person using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test kits. (Abbott)

Photo of a person using the BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Card Home Test kits. (Abbott)

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WASHINGTON (7News) — With Omicron surging, you may be looking for COVID-19 tests, however, at-home test kits are in short supply in the U.S. and scammers are taking advantage of this.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), fake or unauthorized at-home testing kits are being sold online to desperate customers.

“It’s not a surprise that, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits are popping up online as opportunistic scammers take advantage of the spike in demand. Using these fake products isn’t just a waste of money, it increases your risk of unknowingly spreading COVID-19 or not getting the appropriate treatment,” the FTC said in a press release.

SEE ALSO | President Biden sending more COVID-19 tests to schools to keep them open

The FTC says if you are buying a COVID-19 test ket online, here’s what to look for:

  • Make sure the test you’re buying is authorized by the FDA — Check the FDA’s lists of antigen diagnostic tests and molecular diagnostic tests before you buy to find the tests authorized for home use. (EUA is “emergency use authorization.”)
  • Check out a seller before you buy, especially if you’re buying from a site you don’t know — Search online for the website, company, or seller’s name plus words like “scam,” “complaint,” or “review.”
  • Compare online reviews from a wide variety of websites.
  • Pay by credit card — If you’re charged for an order you never got, or for a product that’s not as advertised, contact your credit card company and dispute the charge.

You can report a scam seller or a fake test to the FTC here and here are other COVID-related scams officials are warning about.

‘Revenge Is Definite’: Iran Releases Video Depicting Assassination Of Trump At Mar-A-Lago

US President Donald Trump walks onto the green at the Trump International Golf Course in Mar-a-Lago, Florida during an invitation for United States Coast Guard service members to play golf on December 29, 2017. The President invited members of the Coast Guard to play golf to thank them personally for their service of patrolling the waters near Palm Beach and Mar-a-Lago.

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The website of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei released a video this week depicting the Islamic Republic carrying out a simulated assassination strike on former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in retaliation for the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the former commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) Quds Force.

“The animated video was part of a contest to mark the January 3, 2020, killing of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, who was slain in an American drone strike in Baghdad,” The Times of Israel reported. “The video mirrored a propaganda poster last year also showing Trump on a golf course, calling for revenge for Soleimani’s slaying.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked this week on if there have been “threats” that have been made by Iran “in particular against Trump officials who were involved in the Soleimani strike.”

“Well, I’m not going to get into intelligence here, from the podium,” Psaki said. “But we’ve certainly seen concerning public rhetoric from Iranian officials about individuals from previous administrations, even before sanctions from this weekend, and that’s unacceptable.”

The question came after IRGC Brigadier General Esmaeil Qaani, commander of of Iran’s elite Quds Force, threatened last week that Iran would seek revenge for Soleimani’s death and that it would happen “within” the U.S.

Qaani said, “We will prepare ground for the hard revenge against the US from within their homes, as we do not need to be present as supervisors everywhere, wherever is necessary we take revenge against Americans by the help of people on their side and within their own homes without our presence.”

IRGC Deputy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Ali Fadavi also said during a recent interview that when the time is right, Iran is planning to strike the U.S.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) flagged the clip, noting that Fadavi made the remarks after talking about the incident where Iran took several U.S. sailors captive for hours in 2016.

“They did very quickly what we asked them to do,” Fadavi said. “This is the status of the Americans, this is the status of the enemies of Allah, and this is the status of those who stand with the Axis of Falsehood. We do not have the slightest doubt that at the right time, when we strike America – the Great Satan – and its Zionist followers, we will strike them with great force.”

“If the Zionists do something stupid and take a step against us, whether big or small, we will see this as a sign that Allah decreed that we should be attacked so that we could retaliate,” he later added. “This would mean the annihilation of the Zionists. It is a fact that the Zionists will go away much faster than the time frame determined by the Leader. Soon we will witness the annihilation of the Americans and their dominance over the world, and specifically over this region. Soon we will see them leave the region. This will definitely happen.”

Kroger recalls nearly 20 baked items that may be in your home

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UNDATED (WKRC) — Kroger has issued a recall for several baked goods that may be in your house.

A variety of items under the Country Oven brand have been recalled by Kroger. Kroger issued the recall earlier this month when 19 food items were reported to have metal fragments in them.

According to Kroger, the metal fragments may have gotten into the starch during the baking process. Consumers are advised to not eat any of the items on the list and to throw them out promptly.

The following is a list of items that were recalled:

  • Cinnamon Rolls in 4-ounce and 2.5-ounce packages
  • White Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • White/Vanilla Cake
  • Yellow/Vanilla Cake
  • Chocolate/Vanilla Cake
  • Yellow Cake
  • Bowtie Danish
  • Cheese Pocket
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Yellow/Fudge Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Marble Cake
  • Chocolate/Fudge Cake Single Slices
  • Yellow/Caramel Cake Single Slices
  • Caramel Apple Double Layer Cake
  • Boston Cream Cake Double Layer Cake
  • Raspberry Cake
  • Party Balloon Cake

The items were reportedly sold in nearly 30 states, which include the following:

  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Alabama
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • West Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas
  • Nebraska
  • Kansas
  • California
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho
  • Colorado
  • Louisiana
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • Virginia
  • Utah

If you are unsure if the item you purchased has been recalled, you can check the UPC here.

There have been a few recalls by Kroger this month, including a recall on 100,000 pounds of chicken that also affected Trader Joe’s.

Further questions can be answered at 1-800-KROGERS Monday through Friday. The line is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST, and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST.