On 8 December 2023, unidentified assailants fired at least 14 Katyusha rockets toward the U.S. Embassy in the Green Zone of the capital Baghdad. Reports indicate one of the projectiles fell near one of the embassy gates, while the others fell harmlessly into the Tigris River. No structural damage occurred, and no one was injured. While no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Iranian-backed Shiite militias have conducted attacks against U.S. military bases in the recent past in response to the Israeli land invasion and bombing campaign in the Gaza Strip