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- 3 Rockets ‘Directly Hit US Embassy’ in Baghdad’s Green Zone (VIDEOS)
Five rockets have landed in Baghdad’s Green Zone, with at least three of them directly hitting the US Embassy in the Iraqi capital city, according to security sources. There’s no official word yet on casualties or damage.
The missiles hit Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, media report, citing security sources. One of these said that all five ‘Katyusha rockets’ had landed near the compound, while another put the number of projectiles at three – but described it as a ‘direct hit.’
The unguided volley targeted the US mission late on Sunday. Warning systems at the facility were activated and people were advised to seek shelter, footage from the scene shows.
At least one person was wounded, a senior Iraqi official told AFP on condition of anonymity, but it was not immediately clear whether the injured person was an American national or an Iraqi staff member
Later in the day, former Iraqi FM Hoshyar Zebari confirmed that at least one projectile had hit the US Embassy, directly damaging its canteen and setting it on fire. Still, the US remains silent on the matter and there has been no confirmation – or denial – of the claims.
We are still advised to take cover in Union III, just across the road from the #US embassy in Green Zone #Baghdad. A few rockets allegedly hit nearby.
I didn't hear any explosions as we were in hard cover. pic.twitter.com/pj9U5KPUqi
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 26, 2020