The US decision to assassinate Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Qods Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and other prominent Iraqi and Iranian commanders that were fighting ISIS opened Pandora’s Box in the Middle East. Iran is yet to take any real action in response to the US agression. However, grassroot resistance forces in Iraq already conduct attacks on US installations.
Late on January 5, 3 rockets landed inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in Iraq’s Baghdad, in the area near the US Embassy. Police sources told Reuters that the projectiles were Katyushatype rockets – unguided missiles launched by multiple rocket launch systems. At least two of them hit the area close to the US embassy.
This was the second such incident in 48 hours.
No group has claimed responsibility for these srikes. However, it’s clear that these developments are the reaction to the recent US agression against Iraq and Iran.
Meanwhile, reports appeared that the PMU’s groups (an official part of the Iraqi Armed Forces) warned all Iraqi personnel and civilians to stay away (at least 1km) from US installations in Iraq.
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