The Pentagon: The attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad are dangerous, and we have the right to defend ourselves
The Pentagon commented, Monday, on the bombing of the Green Zone in central Baghdad.
“We will work with the Iraqis to obtain information about the targeting of the US embassy in Baghdad,” the Pentagon said in a press statement.
She added, “The attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad are dangerous and we have the right to defend ourselves.”
Regarding the bombing of Erbil, she said, “The party behind the attack on our forces in Erbil has not yet been determined.”
On Monday, the Security Media Cell determined the location of the rockets launched at the Green Zone.
The cell said in a statement received (Baghdad today), that “through verification, it was found that 3 missiles had fallen, including two in the Green Zone and the third in Al-Harithiya.
The statement added that “their launch from Al-Salam neighborhood (Al-Topji) resulted in damage to 4 civilian wheels,” noting that “missile launchers were found by the units of the Baghdad Operations Command.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the international coalition, Colonel Wayne Maruto, confirmed today, Monday, that there were no casualties in the bombing of the Green Zone.
Wayne Maruto said, in a tweet on his Twitter account, that “reports indicate that two rockets fell on the Green Zone, at 19:25 Baghdad time, and no damages or injuries were reported.”
“The rockets landed inside the Green Zone, and there were no casualties, and their launch was from the direction of the Karrada area in central Baghdad,” said the spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Major General Tahseen Al-Khafahi.
Baghdad published today pictures showing the damage caused by the missile strikes on the Green Zone inside the garage of the National Security Agency.
A security source said, “The bombing caused burning and damage to 6 wheels inside the garage.”
Today, Monday, the Security Media Cell issued a statement regarding the bombing of the Green Zone in central Baghdad.
The cell said in a statement, “Two rockets landed on the Green Zone, without causing any casualties, and follow-up is continuing by the security forces.”
And a security source said, today, Monday, that the Green Zone, in the center of the capital, Baghdad, was targeted with two Katyusha missiles.
The source told (Baghdad Today), “My Katyusha rockets fell on the Green Zone, near the Al-Sujood Bridge.”
He added that “the warning sirens sounded from inside the US embassy after the two missiles fell,” without further details.