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Rocket attack targeting Iraqi capital foiled

Katyusha rocket aimed at targeting heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq’s capital

Alaa Mohamed Aboueleinin Aly   | 05.08.2020
Rocket attack targeting Iraqi capital foiled


A rocket attack aimed at targeting the Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone was foiled early Wednesday, local media reported.

The Katyusha rocket attack was thwarted by a missile defense system, according to the of Alsumaria news channel quoted a security source. 

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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