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Iraq
Katyusha rocket falls in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone
2019-05-20
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Katyusha rocket has landed in the vicinity of the US embassy in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, according to Al Arabiya’s correspondent.

"A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses, details to come later," the Iraqi military said in a statement.

The statement added that the rocket was fired from the al-Ghadeer area in Baghdad.

Iraqi security forces have closed the area leading to the Green Zone, while a combing operation is underway.

The apparent attack comes amid heightened tensions across the Gulf region, after the United States ordered non-essential staff out of its diplomatic posts in Iraq.
Posted by:Fred

#2  al-Ghadeer area is pretty Shia.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2019-05-20 09:34  

#1  Large explosion rocks Baghdad's Green Zone as rocket lands close to the heavily fortified US embassy
Posted by: Skidmark   2019-05-20 08:47  

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