Baghdad: Two mortar rounds hit the Iraqi capital’s Inexperienced Zone Saturday and two rockets slammed right into a base housing US troops, safety sources mentioned, a day after a lethal American strike.
The precision drone strike exterior the Baghdad airport on Friday killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani, high Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and a clutch of different Iranian and Iraqi figures.
In Baghdad, mortar rounds on Saturday night hit the Inexperienced Zone, the high-security enclave the place the US embassy is predicated, safety sources mentioned.
The Iraqi navy mentioned that one projectile hit contained in the zone, whereas one other landed near the enclave.
Sirens rang out on the US compound, sources there instructed AFP.
A pair of Katyusha rockets then hit the Balad airbase north of Baghdad, the place American troops are based mostly, safety sources and the Iraqi navy mentioned.
Safety sources there reported blaring sirens and mentioned surveillance drones have been despatched above the bottom to find the supply of the rockets.
The US embassy in Baghdad, in addition to the 5,200 American troops stationed throughout the nation, have confronted a spate of rocket assaults in current months that Washington has blamed on Iran and its allies in Iraq.
One assault final month killed a US contractor working in northern Iraq, prompting retaliatory American airstrikes that killed 25 hardline fighters near Iran.
Tensions boiled over on Friday when the US struck Soleimani’s convoy because it drove out of the airport and US diplomats and troops throughout Iraq had been bracing themselves for extra rocket assaults.