Rocket strikes Baghdad's Green Zone and two other locations in Iraq

NEWS 04.01.2020 18:40
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At least one rocket has impacted Baghdad’s Green Zone, an Iraqi security official told CNN, on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.

The Green Zone contains the parliament, ministries and foreign embassies, including that of the US. Some of the Green Zone is protected by barriers.

Rockets strike two other locations in Iraq

A number of rockets landed in Baghdad neighbourhood of Al-Jadiriya and inside Balad Airbase without any human casualties, the Iraqi Army said in a statement.

The Iraqi army was unable to clarify how many rockets had been fired in each instance.

Balad Air Base houses US forces and is located 50 miles north of Baghdad.

A rocket impacted Baghdad’s Green Zone earlier today, the Iraqi Army also said in the statement. No fatalities were reported in this incident, according to the statement.

It is not uncommon for rockets to be fired at the Green Zone or US position in Iraq. It is unclear who fired the rockets.