There have been no injuries in the rocket fire
2 rockets crashed into Iraqi capital Baghdad’s Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, on late Wednesday, news agencies reported. This comes in the wake of escalated US-Iran tensions, after Iran fired a number of ballistic missiles at US and coalition airbases stationed in Iraq.
There have been no injuries in the rocket fire that hit the Green Zone where government agencies and foreign embassies are located, the country’s security services said. On late Wednesday, a source in the Iraqi security services told Sputnik that two rockets had fallen in the Green Zone.
“Two Katyusha rockets fell in the Green Zone, no people were injured,” the security services’ press service wrote on the Twitter page on late Wednesday.
The fresh attacks come after US President Donald Trump, offered to embrace peace with the Iranian leadership, in a significant move to de-escalate spiralling tensions in the middle East. Trump on Wednesday said that no Americans were harmed in the attack by Iran on US bases in Iraq.
His remarks came hours after Iran launched 22 ballistic missiles in a pre-dawn attack on Wednesday targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces are stationed in Iraq, which Tehran said was a “slap in the face” of America.
“We suffered no casualties. All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases,” Trump said in his 10-minute address to the nation from the White House Grand Foyer.