Three rockets hit Baghdad, including the Green Zone

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BAGHDAD, (BM) – Baghdad came under rocket fire on Monday (February 22nd), BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing a statement from the Iraqi military. According to Iraqis, three rockets hit Iraq’s capital, two of which fell in the city’s fortified Green Zone.

According to U.S. military intelligence, the missiles were fired by Katyusha multiple rocket launchers. The U.S. military has confirmed that the two missiles landed near the U.S. embassy, ​​located in Baghdad’s green zone. The Joint Operations Headquarters locates in the Green Zone, as well as other foreign missions.

No casualties reported so far, and field sources say the missiles caused minor damage. No one or any organization has claimed responsibility for the missile attack.

This attack is the third rocket attack in the Green Zone in Baghdad in the last 7-10 days. The question remains how mobile and stationary missile defense systems fail to intercept and destroy missiles that fall in the Green Zone.

Sequence of actions

Although it is not yet officially known who is behind the attack, the sequence of actions may reveal its perpetrator.

A missile attack by three missiles is not the first case in Baghdad. At the end of last year, precisely the same missile attack was carried out on December 20, precisely the same way and with the use of the same weapon – Katyusha multiple rocket launchers.

Then, the Iraqi military intelligence’s suspicions fell on a terrorist organization supported and financed by the Iranian government or directly on the Islamic State.

In almost all cases so far, the missile attack has been aimed at the US embassy. However, unlike yesterday’s episode, in December, the Americans managed to intercept some of the missiles fired.

Background

Terrorist acts in Iraq using explosives and firearms. Attacks accompanied by many victims carry out against the civilian population, law enforcement officers, and other states’ diplomatic missions. Islamic State or ISIS is responsible for some of the attacks. A common tactic is to undermine mined cars, as well as suicide bombings. Explosions are herding 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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