Source: Dubai – Arabic.net
And the Baghdad Operations Command said in a statement reported by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) that “after the exposure of the American embassy in Baghdad, the Operations Command was able to find missile launchers in the Zafaraniya area with another new platform with all its missiles.”
Abdul-Mahdi orders the pursuit of the aggressors
The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, today, Tuesday, directed an investigation into the targeting of the US embassy.
The Prime Minister condemned in the strongest terms the targeting of the American embassy with three missiles, saying that it was a crime against a diplomatic mission on Iraqi soil, and issued orders to start an immediate investigation into the incident to arrest the perpetrators.
Three Katyusha rockets fell, on Monday evening, in the vicinity of the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the center of the capital, Baghdad, according to “Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath” sources, which indicated that the sirens sounded from the embassy and the Green Zone.
For its part, Iraqi police sources told Reuters that the three missiles were launched from the Zafaraniya area outside Baghdad, explaining that two of them landed near the American embassy.
In turn, the joint operations in Baghdad announced the fall of 3 Katyusha rockets in the vicinity of the Green Zone, noting that there were no casualties.
It is noteworthy that this is not the first time that rockets have landed in the Green Zone, the last of which was the fall of two Katyusha rockets in Baghdad on the evening of January 8th inside the Green Zone. Police sources told Reuters that at least one missile landed 100 meters from the US embassy. No one has claimed responsibility.
In that time, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Militia disavowed the bombing of the American embassy in Baghdad or other aspects of the foreign military presence in Iraq.
The militia leader, Jawad al-Talibawi, told the Iraqi News Agency, “Talking about targeting the popular crowd of the Green Zone with missile strikes is false and inaccurate.” He pointed out that “the crowd does not have any military operations against the US embassy or other military presence.” The alien. ” Al-Talibawi added that the bombing of the Green Zone, where the American embassy is located in Baghdad, with missiles may be “an emotional and individual behavior”, considering it “an attempt by some parties to discredit the crowd and mix the cards.”
It is noteworthy that, earlier this month, the leader of the Iraqi Asa’ib al-Haq militia, Qais Khazali, said that his militia will not remain silent on what he called “the attack on Iraq”, threatening to target American bases and camps in Iraq, after the American strike that led to the killing of Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, Qassem Soleimani, and Deputy Popular Mobilization militia Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, on January 3 in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport.