Middle East

Rockets land in Green Zone in Baghdad

Sirens heard near US embassy compound

Haydar Karaalp   | 09.01.2020
Rockets land in Green Zone in Baghdad FILE PHOTO


Two rockets landed in Iraq’s heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad late Wednesday, where the U.S. embassy is located.

Warning sirens could be heard blaring near the embassy compound, according to security sources.

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Daesh/ISIS later issued a brief statement on its official Twitter account.

“The military Coalition confirms small rockets impacted near Baghdad’s International Zone, Jan. 8 at 11:45 p.m. (Baghdad Time). No Coalition casualties or damage to facilities,” it said.

*Contribution and writing by Davut Demircan

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