Iraqi military says 4 rockets land in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Iraq’s military says four Katyusha rockets hit inside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, wounding at least two people and signaling an end to an informal truce announced by Iran-backed militias in October

The rockets were fired from the al-Amin al-Thaniyah neighborhood of Baghdad, according to the military’s statement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Two Iraqi security forces personnel were wounded, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

In mid-October, Iran-backed militia groups announced they would temporarily halt attacks targeting the American presence in Iraq, including the embassy, on the condition that U.S.-led coalition troops withdraw from the country.

The attack comes after a recent announcement by the Pentagon it would reduce troop levels in Iraq from 3,000 to 2,500.

A planned drawdown has been underway in Iraq for months, with coalition troops withdrawing from several Iraqi bases.


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