New Delhi, January 9, 2020:

Two rockets hit Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Wednesday. The ‘green zone’ houses government buildings and foreign missions. However, no casualties were reported, as per the Iraqi military.

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Reportedly, at least one of the rockets fell at a distance of 100m from the US Embassy. Sirens were heard inside the Green Zone after two loud blasts just after midnight.

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The strike took place 24 hours after Teheran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American. Meanwhile, no one has taken responsibility for the attacks so far.

It is to be mentioned here that top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad on Friday.

US President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport, leading to the assassination of the key military commander Qassem Soleimani after the pro-Iran mob last week laid siege to the US embassy.

The action of the US President has escalated tensions between the two countries as Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed revenge for the killing, saying that “harsh revenge awaits the criminals” involved.

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