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Several rockets fell in and around Baghdad on Saturday evening, including an attack targeting an air base housing US troops, the Iraqi military said.
Several rockets fell in the city’s Jadriya neighborhood as well as the heavily fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and several foreign missions, including the US Embassy.
Blasts also targeted the Balad air base, located 80 kilomteters (50 miles) north of Baghdad, which is hosting US troops in Iraq. Security sources told news agency AFP that surveillance drones were sent out above the base to locate the source of the rockets.
There was “no loss of life,” Iraqi military said in their statement.
Two rockets hit the US Consulate in Baghdad’s green zone. Three rockets hit the US base in Balad, Iraq. Here it begins! As per senior commanders of Iran military, they have made a list of 35 targets including Israel’s Tel Aviv. Canada-led NATO troops suspend activities in Iraq.
— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) January 4, 2020
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