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Missile attack hits area near Green Zone, Iraq

Area close to buildings of government, foreign missions comes under attack of 3 missiles, says security sources

Haydar Karaalp   | 17.11.2019
Missile attack hits area near Green Zone, Iraq FILE PHOTO


A missile attack hit an area near the Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Sunday, security sources said.

The area close to the government and foreign mission buildings came under the attack of three missiles, according to the sources.

No information was provided about the perpetrator of the attack.

The Green Zone is at the center of Baghdad and is frequently attacked by missiles.

Iraq is witnessing mass protests which started against poor living conditions and rampant corruption, but spiraled into demands for dissolving Adel Abdul-Mahdi's government.

According to the Iraq's High Commission for Human Rights, at least 325 Iraqis have been killed and around 15,000 have been injured since the protests began on Oct. 1.

*Writing by Dilara Hamit in Ankara

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