Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO- Four rockets have struck inside a heavily fortified area in Baghdad housing foreign embassies including that of the United States, according to the Iraqi military, signalling an end to a temporary halt in attacks by Iran-backed militias targeting US presence in the country.
The assault on Tuesday (17 November) came less than an hour after the US Department of Defence announced plans to reduce its troop levels in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500 in early 2021.
The Iraqi military said in a statement that the rockets that hit the Green Zone which is the seat of Iraq’s government and home to diplomatic missions were launched from a neighbourhood in al-Alf Dar district in New Baghdad. The statement did not mention casualties.
However, Iraqi officials speaking on condition of anonymity stated that at least two Iraqi security personnel were wounded in the attack.
Certain media sources also claimed that there were 2 more rocket attacks that targeted a hospital and a park killing a child and wounding 5 people.