DEVELOPING | Rockets hit Iraqi capital's Green Zone - security sources
Two rockets crashed late on Wednesday into the Iraqi capital's Green Zone, the high-security enclave where foreign embassies including the US mission are based, security sources told AFP.
The attack came nearly 24 hours after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American and other coalition forces in retaliation for the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
Just before midnight, AFP's correspondents in Baghdad heard two loud blasts followed by the wailing security sirens of the Green Zone.
Two rockets have been fired into the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq causing sirens to go off at the US Embassy.— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 8, 2020
Our Middle East Correspondent @Stone_SkyNews says there is no suggestion that they are from Iran.
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BREAKING: Rocket fire into Baghdad’s Green Zone pic.twitter.com/HaPcDaF22Z— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) January 8, 2020