By various reports, multiple (two or three) Katyusha rockets hit targets inside Baghdad's Green Zone in the past hour.
The rockets landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone. The United States Army and Iraqi police both reported news of the strike late in the day Wednesday, U.S. time, as did reporters and others on Twitter who were nearby.
This is a developing story, and will be updated.
شاهد.. المنطقة الخضراء وسط #بغداد أثناء إطلاق صافرات الإنذار بعد سقوط صاروخين بمحيط السفارة الأمريكية دون خسائر
— صحيفة المرصد (@marsdnews24) January 8, 2020
BELOW: From Twitter, selected real-time tweets on the strike, and observations from news organizations and individual freelance journalists who are in Baghdad or in the region.
No official word on responsibility for the attack, but various theories.
Three Katyusha rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone: police sources https://t.co/LlX3cy7QUI
— Matt Brown (@abcmatt) January 8, 2020
— Ahmad Algohbary (@AhmadAlgohbary) January 8, 2020
— Zafar Mehdi (@mehdizafar) January 8, 2020
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 8, 2020
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) January 8, 2020
Three rockets landed in Baghdad's green zone near the U.S. Embassy, according to Iraqi police, but no casualties were reported. https://t.co/DGvahWF2wn
— Stratfor (@Stratfor) January 8, 2020
— David A. Daoud (@DavidADaoud) January 8, 2020