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Iraq: Rocket attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone

Blast triggers sirens at US embassy compound

Haydar Karaalp   | 19.05.2020
Iraq: Rocket attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone FILE PHOTO


A rocket attack targeted the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone early Tuesday.    

A Katyusha rocket struck an empty house, according to a statement by Iraq’s state-run Security Media Network.  

No casualties were reported and there was no immediate claim of responsibility. 

Sirens were heard at the US embassy compound when the attack took place.  

The Green Zone is a highly fortified zone in the capital where government headquarters and foreign missions are located.

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