Explosions Reported Near US Embassy & Balad Airbase In Baghdad

Saturday, January 4, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Sat, 01/04/2020

As 1000s march in the streets of Baghdad to moutn the death of Soleimani, Al-Arabiya (and other local news sources) report rockets have landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, where the US Embassy (among other things) is located.

Witnesses told Reuters that an explosion was heard in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad

Sky News Arabia reports that the missile landed in the Green Zone in Baghdad and closed the entrance to the road leading to the American embassy.

Dozens of US Apache helicopters are now seen overhead…

President Rouhani reportedly threatened a “lightning strike” against America…

Additionally, there are now reports that multiple rockets have struck Balad Airbase, located just north of Baghdad, that hosts US troops…

Rockets hit US airbase in N.Iraq: Army
No casualties or damage reported from rockets at Balad airbase, located about 64 km north of Baghdad.استهدفت صواريخ كاتيوشا قاعده بلد الجويه ،وتتواجد قوات اميركيه فيها pic.twitter.com/j0okQ4hQB4

— Haider Ali🇮🇶🇮🇶 (@HaiderA02489515) January 4, 2020

Meanwhile, Iraqi police have opened fire at armed PMU militiamen during the funeral procession.


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