Baghdad [Iraq], July 19 (Sputnik/ANI): Two rockets fell on Sunday near the US embassy inside Baghdad's green zone, which houses heavily fortified government facilities and foreign diplomatic missions, a source in the Iraqi security services told Sputnik.
"Two Katyusha rockets fell today at noon (local time)...near the US embassy in the green zone, without causing any casualties," the source said.
The green zone occasionally suffers from rocket attacks on account of it being the location where government buildings and foreign embassies are situated, which is also not far from Baghdad international airport, adjacent to a military airfield. As a rule, such incidents do not result in casualties among the civilians and do not entail significant damage.
In mid-June, the joint command of the Iraqi armed forces said that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi had ordered the creation of special committees to curb such attacks. (Sputnik/ANI)