At least one minor has died and five people have been injured by the impact of four projectiles in the ‘Green Zone’ of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, where numerous government buildings and embassies are located, as confirmed by the Iraqi authorities.
The Media Security Cell, has indicated through its account on the social network Twitter, that “four missiles have hit the ‘Green Zone’ from Baghdad “and added that” they were launched from the Al Amin al Zaniyah neighborhood, in the Al Alf district. “
The agency has explained that they have launched seven missiles, four that have fallen inside the ‘Green Zone’ and three outside. One of them, according to the Iraqi news agency NINA, has exploded in the air.
In recent months there have been numerous attacks against the ‘Green Zone’ and the capital’s airport, as well as against Iraqi companies working for the international coalition and objectives of the coalition itself. The incidents have been mainly attributed to Iran-backed militias.
Very tense atmosphere
Faced with this situation and after the warnings of the United States, Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafá al Kazemi, in September ordered the opening of investigations into the continued attacks against targets of the international coalition and foreign diplomatic missions in the country.
The tensions between Washington and Tehran They have risen since the United States withdrew in 2018 from the 2015 nuclear deal and rebounded in January after the US military killed the head of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, in a bombing raid in Iraq.