(January 6, 2020 / Israel Hayom) Three Katyusha rockets landed inside Iraq’s Green Zone close to the U.S. embassy on Sunday night, the Iraqi military reported, with three additional rockets falling in the nearby Al-Jadriya neighborhood of Baghdad.
Six people were wounded in the attacks, according to Iraqi media reports.
The attack—the second in as many nights—comes just days after the U.S. airstrike that killed top Iranian Maj. Gen. Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday.
Iran has since vowed to avenge Soleimani’s death, with its ambassador to the United Nations informing the Security Council know that Tehran reserves the right to self-defense under international law.
Earlier on Sunday, in response to Soleimani’s killing, Iraq’s parliament supported a recommendation by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi that all foreign troops, including American troops, be ordered out of the country.
This article first appeared in Israel Hayom.
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