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BAGHDAD – A rocket crashed Sunday night in the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone, landing less than a mile from the sprawling U.S. Embassy, an Iraqi military spokesman said.
The apparent attack, which Iraq’s state-run news agency said did not cause any casualties, came amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf, after the White House ordered warships and bombers to the region earlier this month to counter an alleged, unexplained threat from Iran. The U.S. also has ordered nonessential staff out of its diplomatic posts in Iraq.
The article goes on to state the following:
Associated Press reporters on the east side of the Tigris River, opposite the Green Zone, heard an explosion, after which alert sirens sounded briefly in Baghdad.
Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul told The Associated Press that a Katyusha rocket fell near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy. He said the military is investigating the cause but that the rocket was believed to have been fired from east Baghdad. The area is home to Iran-backed Shiite militias.
A rocket crashed into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone but did not cause any casualties, an Iraqi military spokesman says. https://t.co/Pel37CB7DY
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 19, 2019
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) May 19, 2019
— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 19, 2019
“A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone” https://t.co/FPPmN4ossa
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 19, 2019
A security source has told the BBC that a Katyusha rocket landed in an abandoned building belonging to a security company in Baghdad’s Green Zone. It is close to the US embassy. The source said it is understood the rocket was fired into the Green Zone from eastern Baghdad.
— Martin Patience (@martinpatience) May 19, 2019
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