Skip to comments.Three rockets land close to US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone, as three anti-government protesters are killed overnight
Posted on 01/21/2020 4:53:05 PM PST by Libloather
Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Baghdad overnight as security services continued firing live ammunition at anti-government protesters in the city.
The rockets were fired from a makeshift launcher in Zafaraniya, on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, and landed inside the fortified Green Zone - but failed to cause significant damage and did not kill anyone.
Meanwhile three anti-government protesters were killed overnight protesting in Tahrir Square after security forces opened fire with live ammunition.
The clashes prompted authorities to close key streets and thoroughfares leading to the Iraqi capital's centre.
The violence was the latest since protests in Iraq reignited last week after a brief lull amid soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran following a US drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad earlier this month.
The rockets landed close to the US embassy in the Green Zone, and are the latest in several similar attacks.
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There is a pic.
So what? No one was injured or killed.
That's what I usually hear in my hood.
Don’t know precisely how accurate this information is, but I think folks might be surprised by some of what they read about the embassy.
over 100 acre grounds
over 16,000 employees and contractors in 2012 (far less now)
worth a read...
Nice map. Thanks.
I have not decided if this is harassing fire just for the heck of it (”it’s what we do”), perhaps for internal propaganda, or, it is harassing fire meant to tire us and eventually create enough dissension back home to force our withdrawal. Maybe it’s all the above.
The proper response is to warn Iran that if their stooges pull this crap again, even if there are no casualties or damage, Iran loses a major piece of infrastructure. And, this will be the response each time. Larger infractions get a larger penalty.
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