Tensions in the region have escalated recently following the killing of Iran’s top military commander Qasem Soleimani, after the US regime invited him for talks, the US military targeted him in a drone attack near the Baghdadi International Airport on 3 January.
Three rockets have fallen in the Green Zone near the US embassy in Baghdad, when air raid sirens were heard from the embassy in Iraq.
The Iraqi security source later confirmed there were no casualties as a result of the shelling.
The Green Zone is in central Baghdad, where government buildings and diplomatic facilities are located. It is not the first time the area has come under attack recently. Earlier on 8 January, another two rockets fell in the centre of Baghdad.
On 6 January, heavy shelling targeted central Baghdad, which the Iraqi military identified as Soviet-made Katyusha-type projectiles.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.