3 Missiles Strike Around Baghdad’s US Consulate
A media outlet quoted an intelligence source as saying that three rockets hit near the U.S. consulate in the elevated-security security zone of the Iraqi capital Baghdad early Tuesday.
As of now, no casualties have been revealed.
Green Zone is situated in Central Baghdad, with federal buildings and diplomatic amenities.
The creation is coming in the wake of escalating political tensions regarding previously this month’s US killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.
Qasem Soleimani, director of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was killed in a US missile strike decided to order by US President Donald Trump on January 3 at Baghdad Air force base.
Tehran fought back days later by launching a rocket barrier at two U.S. military installations in Iraq, including the Ain al-Asad air force base. Although Donald Trump claimed that there were no injuries, subsequent US military sources reported that at least 11 soldiers were wounded in Iran’s January 8 rocket attack on Iraq.
The death of Soleimani had marked a dramatic upsurge in the tension between Iran.