Iraqi Security Media Cell has confirmed a Katyusha rocket fell inside the Green Zone, specifically near a residential apartment,” an official US military coalition statement said. “Outlaw groups continue to target Iraqis,” it added.
On Tuesday, AFP reported that “three separate attacks in 24 hours have targeted Western diplomatic or military installations in Iraq, security and diplomatic sources said Tuesday, hinting at a new escalation between authorities and rogue groups.
A week ago the Pentagon announced that a major Trump-ordered American troop draw down from Iraq would begin this month.
BREAKING: Sirens on at US Embassy in Baghdad #Iraq after reportedly being targeted by Katyusha rocket.
Second targeting of Green Zone in < than 48 hrs. Developing: https://t.co/4POjzXsNco
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 16, 2020
In the past 48 hours, as Zero Hedge summarized
- a Monday Katyusha rocket attacks on the US embassy
- on Monday two explosives devices were detonated, targeting a U.S.-led coalition equipment convoy
- a Tuesday morning IED detonation targeting a British Embassy vehicle
- a Wednesday rocket attack on the US embassy
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) September 14, 2020