Two Katyusha rockets hit the Balad Air Force Base in northern Baghdad, where U.S. troops are stationed, Reuters reported. The same type of rocket landed in the Green Zone, near the United States Embassy in Baghdad.
Iranian English TV reported that witnesses had earlier claimed to have heard explosions in Iraq's capital. Nafiseh Kohnavad, a BBC journalist, wrote on Twitter that \"the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, was attacked by missiles.\" Shortly after the blast was heard, United States helicopters circled over Baghdad.
Subsequently, sky news quoted the iraqi military as saying that several rockets had landed in baghdad's \"green zone \", the community of judyaria and the u.s. troops stationed at the balad air base, did not cause death.
A day earlier, U.S. forces had launched a deadly air strike against two Iranian-related targets in Iraq's Baghdad, killing Qassim Sulaimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Quds Brigade. Iran has denounced the U.S. move as an \"act of international terrorism\" and said it would \"exact revenge \". (Overseas Internet\/Zhu Xiao)