This article was originally published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and is reprinted with permission.
Two rockets struck inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign missions, early on March 26, but there were no casualties, the Iraqi military said.
“Two Katyusha rockets fell near Baghdad operation command. Details to follow,” the military statement said.
An Iraqi security source said the intended target appeared to be the U.S. Embassy, located several hundred meters south of where the rockets hit.
#BREAKING: Initial reports of rocket attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Video circulating of sirens below. If true, this comes as U.S.-led coalition announced on March 23 “temporary adjustments” to force posture in #Iraq. #Iran pic.twitter.com/PqJN1AMBFV
— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) March 26, 2020
It is the 26th such attack targeting installations where foreign troops and diplomats are based across Iraq since late October. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Iraq- Sirens heard from U.S. embassy in Baghdad after new rocket attack near the Green Zone pic.twitter.com/tGgQ8eEqIf
— Zaid Sabah (@ZaidSabah) March 26, 2020