Katyusha Rocket Lands Near US Embassy in Central Baghdad
A Katyusha rocket was fired off into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Sunday.
The blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night.
#Update: Just in – Alleged released Picture of a Katyusha rocket that landed in an abandoned building belonging from a security company in #Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the #US embassy is very close by in #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/wV9PpL40hB
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁ (@sotiridi) May 19, 2019
Last week the US State Department ordered non-emergency personnel to leave their Iraq posts.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
A rocket was fired in Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.
A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast.
-US Embassy in Baghdad is under attack
-Explosion heard in Baghdad's Green Zone
-Heavy mortar fire reported in downtown Baghdad
-Warning sirens in the vicinity of the US Embassy in the Green Zone
-Reuters, quoting diplomats: blast heard near the Green Zone pic.twitter.com/jlEZlsAmMZ
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) May 19, 2019