Two rockets fell on Wednesday inside Baghdad’s closely fortified Inexperienced Zone, which homes authorities buildings and international missions, however precipitated no casualties, the Iraqi navy stated.
Police sources instructed Reuters a minimum of one of many rockets fell 100 meters from the U.S. Embassy.
“Two Katyusha rockets fall contained in the Inexperienced Zone with out inflicting casualties. Particulars to observe,” the navy stated.
Witnesses confirmed to Reuters that two loud blasts adopted by sirens had been heard in Baghdad early Wednesday native time, although there was no speedy declare of accountability.
The blasts come at an particularly fraught time, as Iran launched missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq in a single day. That assault was in retaliation for the killing by the USA final week of Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani, and raised issues a few potential wider battle within the Center East.