Iraqi counter-insurgency force deployed at US embassy in Iraq’s capital Baghdad. (AFP File Photo)
Iraq News: In a statement released on Twitter, Iraq’s security services said, “Two rockets fell into the green zone, no casualties.”
- February 23, 2021, 5:39 PM IST
Baghdad At least three rockets have been fired at the US embassy in the Green Zone, considered to be very safe in Iraq’s capital Baghdad. The media gave this information to Hanwale of the security sources. Of the three rockets, one fell within the perimeter of the Green Zone, while the other fell into the surrounding residential neighborhood.
A military statement said that no casualties were reported and the investigation was on. The Daily Mail reported that the rockets were fired from the Salam area of Baghdad. At the moment no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. There has been a minor property damage, including a vehicle being damaged. In a statement released on Twitter, Iraq’s security services said, “Two rockets fell into the green zone, no casualties.”
One killed in rocket attack near US military base in Iraq
Earlier, on 16 February, a member of the US-led military coalition was killed and eight others were injured in rocket attacks near Irbil International Airport in northern Iraq. A US military base is located near this airport. At least three rockets were fired at around 9.30 pm on 16 February between Irbil International Airport and the nearby US military base in the Kurdish-operated area. In this attack, a civilian contractor of the coalition was killed and five other people were injured. A US service personnel was also injured in the attack.