Iraq’s Green Zone Targeted with Rockets

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone housing the U.S. Embassy was targeted with several rockets around dawn on Friday.
It was not immediately clear whether the embassy’s air defence systems were activated.
U.S. forces at military bases in Iraq and Syria have faced more than 70 attacks since mid-October claimed by an umbrella organisation of Iraqi Shi’ite Muslim armed groups, though diplomatic missions have been spared.
The US embassy in Baghdad urged Iraq’s government to protect its personnel, after rockets targeted the diplomatic mission in the city’s high-security Green Zone on Friday.
“We again call on the government of Iraq… to protect diplomatic and coalition partner personnel and facilities,” an embassy spokesperson said in a statement, after “two salvos of rockets” were fired at the mission without causing any reported casualties.
No group immediately claimed responsibility for any attack on the U.S. embassy on Friday

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