And the Baghdad Operations Command (affiliated to the army) said, “After the American embassy in Baghdad was subjected to a missile attack, the Operations Command was able to find missile launchers in the Zafaraniya area” on the outskirts of the capital, Baghdad, from the south.
In its statement, the leadership indicated that “one of the platforms was with all its missiles.”
Earlier on Tuesday, the caretaker head of the armed forces commander-in-chief, Adel Abdel-Mahdi, ordered an investigation into the US embassy.
The Security Media Cell (affiliated with the Ministry of Defense) confirmed, in a statement, on Tuesday, that rockets had landed on the heavily fortified “Green Zone” in central Baghdad.
The “green zone” lies on the bank of the Tigris River in the center of the capital, Baghdad, and includes the government headquarters, parliament building, and diplomatic mission headquarters, as well as the homes of most officials, and was closed with the start of protests in the capital in October 2019.
This is the fourth attack of its kind since the killing of the Iranian “Quds Force” commander, Qassem Soleimani, and the leader of the Iraqi “Popular Mobilization” Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, in a US air strike near Baghdad airport on January 3.
Five days later, Iran responded by launching ballistic missiles at two military bases hosting American soldiers in northern and western Iraq.
Washington accuses the Iraqi “Hezbollah” brigades, funded and trained by Iran, of being behind the missile attacks on the embassy and Iraqi military bases hosting American soldiers.
The brigades did not deny or confirm these accusations, and after the assassination of Soleimani and the engineer, the brigades called on the Iraqi forces to move away from the locations of the American forces within a thousand meters in order to target them.