on Monday 22 February, 2021

Rockets target US embassy in Iraqi capital: Security sources

This file photo taken on October 11, 2007 shows in the forefront the US embassy complex in Baghdad in the heavily fortified Green Zone. (AFP)
by : AFP

At least three rockets targeted the US embassy on Monday in the high-security Green Zone of Iraq’s capital Baghdad, local security sources told AFP.

One of them fell within the perimeter of the Green Zone but others landed in surrounding residential neighborhoods, the security sources said.

The attack is the third in a week to target Western diplomatic, military or commercial installations in Iraq after months of relative calm.