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Baghdad’s Green Zone went under rocket fire, a missile fell near US Embassy

BAGDHAD, (BM) – Baghdad’s Green Zone went under rocket fire on Wednesday evening, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Al-Hadath. According to the television station, the rocket fell near the headquarters of the joint operations command of the Iraqi armed forces. An air raid siren went off. There is no data on victims and victims.

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Immediately after the shelling, the security forces began to search for the place from which the launch had been made, and found that a rocket aimed at the American embassy was launched near the People’s Stadium.

The shelling was carried out on the eve of the first stage of a strategic dialogue between Iraq and the United States. Officials of the two countries will discuss on Thursday topical issues of cooperation in the fields of politics, security, energy and culture. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will lead these discussions with representatives from the ministries of defense, finance, energy and other agencies, as well as their Iraqi counterparts.

The Green Zone, a well-fortified and carefully guarded area in the center of the Iraqi capital, where government offices and embassies of foreign countries are located, has undergone multiple rocket and mortar attacks in recent months, resulting in injuries and deaths among Iraqis.

On January 26, five missiles were fired at it – three of them fell directly into the territory of the US Embassy, ​​and one hit the dining room, where dinner was at that time. The latest launch was on May 19 – two missiles fired did not reach the target and fell in the vicinity of the zone. One of them hit the roof of the building, there were no victims and injured.

Washington repeatedly accused the pro-Iranian militias and groups operating in Iraq of involvement in the attacks.

Background

Terrorist acts in Iraq using explosives and firearms. Attacks accompanied by a large number of victims are carried out against the civilian population, law enforcement officers, and diplomatic missions of other states.

Islamic State or ISIS are responsible for some of the attacks. A common tactic is to undermine mined cars, as well as suicide bombings. Explosions are heard in mosques, markets, restaurants, during the funeral.

By the number of terrorist acts, Iraq is one of the hottest spots in the world. More than 40,000 people died from the attacks.

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