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Child killed after rockets fired on Iraq's heavily fortified Green Zone

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Four rockets targeted the Green Zone in Iraq's capital late Tuesday, Iraqi military statement said. *The images are of the rocket launcher

Seven rockets were fired on Iraq's heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad late Tuesday, killing at least one child and injuring five other civilians, according to the Iraqi military.

(CNN)Seven rockets were fired on Iraq's heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad late Tuesday, killing at least one child and injuring five other civilians, according to the Iraqi military.

Four of the rockets landed inside the Green Zone, and three outside it.

The Green Zone is an area of Iraq's capital city where the embassies for the US and several other western countries are located.

Iraqi security forces located the launch site of the rockets in Baghdad's eastern al-Ameen neighborhood, according to an Iraqi military statement.

The military released images of the launch site which displayed the rocket launcher outside on a street and on fire.

In the past, some rockets have been fired at the Green Zone to protest US troop presence in Iraq.

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