Baghdad, November 17th The Iraqi military said on the 17th that the “Green Zone” in the heart of the Iraqi capital Baghdad was attacked by 4 rockets that night. Intercept.
There were continuous loud explosions in the “Green Zone” of Baghdad that night, and the US Embassy in Iraq sounded the alarm. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command issued a statement saying that the “Green Zone” was attacked by four Katyusha rockets launched from the eastern region of Baghdad. One girl was killed in the attack and five civilians were injured.
An official of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency that the air defense system of the US Embassy in the “Green Zone” intercepted the rockets. According to media reports, the rocket was intercepted about 600 meters from the US Embassy.
Currently, no organization or individual has claimed to have caused this attack.
The Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office issued a communiqu earlier that day, saying that US Secretary of State Pompeo called Iraqi Prime Minister Khadimi on the same day and the two sides discussed the future cooperation between Iraq and the US-led international coalition against extremist organization “Islamic State”.
The “Green Zone” is located in the heart of Baghdad and is home to Iraqi government agencies and the US and British embassies in Iraq. Similar attacks against the “green zone” occur from time to time.
(Original title: The Iraqi capital “Green Zone” was attacked by 4 rockets)