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Three Rockets Hit near Baghdad Green Zone

Three Rockets Hit near Baghdad Green Zone

Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 09:15
A security force deployed near the Green Zone after the fall of Katyusha rockets on Mansur district (AFP)

Three rockets on Sunday hit a Baghdad neighborhood near the high-security Green Zone where the US embassy is located without causing any casualties, an Iraqi security official said.

“Three Katyusha rockets fell in the Mansur district of Baghdad,” the source told AFP.

The rockets struck near a Red Crescent hospital, a bank, and the district’s water management department, the source added.

Similar attacks happened in the past months against the US forces and interests in Iraq.

The attacks were not claimed by any party; however, Washington attributes them to pro-Iranian Iraqi factions that demand the full withdrawal of the US forces from Iraq.

Since the beginning of 2021, more than 50 attacks targeted US interests in Iraq, including the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi military bases, Baghdad International Airport, and Erbil International Airport.

The Iraqi authorities stated that the rocket launcher that targeted Mansur district was found in Al Shuala, west of Baghdad.

Some 2,500 US troops are still deployed in Iraq. They will officially limit themselves to an "advisory" role to the Iraqi security forces from 2022.

The Green Zone also houses Iraqi government buildings.

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