Eight rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone late Sunday, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month's anniversary of the U.S. slaying of an Iranian general draws near.
An Iraqi military statement said an ‘outlawed group’launched eight rockets targeting the Green Zone, injuring one Iraqi security person manning a checkpoint and causing material damage to a residential complex and some cars. The residential complex is usually empty.
The U.S. Embassy's C-RAM defense system, which is used to destroy missiles in mid-air, was activated to deflect the attack.
The U.S. Embassy confirms rockets targeting the International Zone (Green Zone) resulted in the engagement of embassy defensive systems. There was some minor damage to the embassy compound.
Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar.
A self-propelled, unguided weapon system.
Rockets are used primarily as medium and long-range artillery systems.