Two rockets hit Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone

Two Katyusha rockets hit Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone that houses the US embassy, reports said Sunday.
The Green Zone in Baghdad was the target of two Katyusha rockets. The first was shot down in the air by C-RAM defense batteries, the second fell in a square, damaging two vehicles, the Iraqi security forces that said in a statement according to media.
No one claimed responsibility for the attacks. The Green Zone, has been recently target of the attacks from dozens of rocket assaults or drone bomb directed to US troops and interests in the country.
American authorities have routinely blamed Iran-backed Iraqi factions for the attacks.
The latest rocket salvo comes after the country this week announced the end of the “combat mission” on its territory of the anti-jihadist coalition led by Washington, Arab News reports.
But roughly 2,500 American soldiers and 1,000 coalition soldiers deployed in Iraq will remain in the nation to pursue a role of training, advice and assistance.
Baghdad and Washington have reached an agreement for the US forces to leave the Middle East country.
The attack also coincides with the 10th anniversary of the departure of US troops from Iraq on December 18, 2011, after the invasion and overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
Washington then deployed its troops to the country to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, which had captured large swathes of the nation.

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