Rapid response unit troops of the Iraqi Ground Forces near Kirkuk, 23 September 2017 (Photo by Reuters)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Not long after three rockets targeted the Taji Base north of Baghdad, another two projectiles were said to have landed inside the Green Zone near the U.S. embassy.

According to initial reports, at least two rockets landed near the U.S. embassy, prompting the American and Iraqi armed forces to increase security around this area in the capital city.

No further details were released from the scene of the attack.

The U.S. announced its withdrawal from several small bases around Iraq on Monday; this move came after 18 rockets targeted the Taji Base north of Baghdad.

The attack on the Taji Base resulted in the death of three military personnel, including two Americans and one Brit.

The U.S. responded to this attack by bombing several sites belonging to Kata’ib Hezbollah around Iraq.

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They definitively should install several Centurion C-RAM (the truck-borne version of the Phalanx CIWS) and an iron-Dome battery in the Green-Zone. Kataib-Hezb should better calm down : US having 2 aircraft carriers, adding with bombers deployed in the region and many other stuff, added with sats, drones etc, they may opt stopping with t*t for tat and opt for something more massive and devastating. If they strictly apply the Hague Convention, since Kataib-Hezb is an Iranian proxy, US are legally entitled with retaliating directly on Iran… Moreover, attacking diplomatic missions is a severe violation of UN Charter. I really ask… Read more »