Rockets Strike Baghdad’s Green Zone Including One That Came Within 100 Yards Of The U.S. Embassy

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CNN: Two rockets land in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone

Two rockets landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, home of the US Embassy in Iraq, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Iraqi military.

The Iraqi joint military command told CNN in Baghdad that “two Katyusha rockets landed inside the Green Zone in Baghdad. No reports of casualties.” The incident took place just after midnight local time.

The CNN team in Baghdad heard sirens from inside the Green Zone and two explosions. It was not immediately clear who had fired the rockets or where they were fired from.

The rockets landed a day after Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases housing US troops. The attack on Tuesday from Iran did not cause any US or Iraqi casualties.


More News On This Evening’s Rocket Attacks On Baghdad’s Green Zone

Two rockets fall inside Baghdad’s Green Zone — Reuters
Multiple rockets strike Baghdad’s Green Zone including one ‘within 100 yards of US embassy’ — Daily Mail
Rockets land in Baghdad’s Green Zone near US Embassy; no injuries reported — ABC News
Two rockets reportedly hit Baghdad Green Zone a day after Iran missile attacks on US targets in Iraq — CNBC
Two rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone, no casualties — Middle East Eye
Several rockets hit ‘100 meters away’ from US embassy, cause fire in Baghdad’s Green zone — RT