Three rockets fall in Baghdad, including two in Green Zone: military

BAGHDAD: (HRNW) Three Katyusha rockets fell in Baghdad on Sunday, including two inside the capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone housing government buildings and foreign missions, the Iraqi military said.

Six people were wounded, police sources said.

The missiles were fired targeting US Embassy in Baghdad, shortly after the deadline from a hardline pro-Iran faction for local troops to get away from US forces.

The rockets come two days after a US airstrike killed Iran’s top general Qassem Soleimani as he was being driven to the airport in Baghdad. The airstrike was ordered by President Donald Trump without congressional authorization.

Iran has since vowed to avenge Soleimani’s death, with its ambassador to the United Nations letting the Security Council know that Iran reserves the right to self-defence under international law.

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