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Missile attacks reported near US Embassy in Baghdad

Another missile attack reported in Balad airbase located in northern Salah ad-Din province of Iraq, where US troops remain

Haydar Karaalp   | 04.01.2020
Missile attacks reported near US Embassy in Baghdad


Missile attacks took place near the U.S. embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Saturday, according to security sources. 

Another attack was carried out at the Balad airbase in the northern Salah ad-Din province, located some 64 kilometers (40 miles) north of Baghdad, which includes the U.S. troops and government contractors.

According to the Iraqi security sources, two missiles landed near the embassy in the Green Zone in Baghdad on the edge of the Tigris River.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.  

It was reported that after the attacks, sirens in the embassy were triggered.

Also, the Green Zone, a secured area in Baghdad where government headquarters and diplomatic missions are located, was closed to traffic by security forces following the attacks.   

* Writing by Dilara Hamit in Ankara

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