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19 Jul 2020 | 01:25 PM UTC

Iraq: Reports of indirect fire in Baghdad International Zone on July 19

Iraq News Alert

Reports of indirect fire in Baghdad International Zone on July 19; no reports of casualties

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/23/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad

Event

Local sources report multiple rounds of indirect fire impacted Baghdad's International (Green) Zone at approximately 15:02 (local time) on Sunday, July 19. Unconfirmed media sources stated that three explosions were heard within the Zone. There has yet to be any official confirmation in regards to damage or casualties.

Similar attacks targeting the International Zone are possible in Iraq over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad are advised to closely monitor the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits.

Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.

 

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