the green Zone
The capital, Baghdad
06/1920 2020 19:21:32
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Shafak News / An official security source said on Thursday that the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, was subjected to missile strikes.
The source said to Shafaq News, that two Katyusha rockets landed early this morning in the celebration square in the Green Zone, without further details.
The region includes important government buildings, the seat of the Iraqi parliament, as well as embassies and representations of countries and international missions in Iraq.
The Green Zone is subjected from time to time to rocket attacks that have increased in frequency after the killing of the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the popular crowd “Abu Mahdi”, the engineer and their companions, in a US air strike earlier this year.
The Iraqi Security Media Cell reported on Tuesday that three missiles had landed in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport.
The cell said in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “three Katyusha rockets fell, after midnight on Monday, in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport, without significant losses.”
The statement indicated that the launching of those missiles was from the Al-Makasib neighborhood, “adding that the authorities that carried out this attack used ((wooden bases for firing the missiles)) and the security forces found them and found the remaining missiles that were defused.”