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04 Aug 2020 | 11:56 PM UTC

Iraq: Rocket lands in International Green Zone in Baghdad on August 5

Iraq News Alert

At least one rocket impacts Baghdad's International Green Zone on August 5; no casualties or damages reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/5/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/6/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad


At least one rocket reportedly landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad's International Green Zone during early morning hours on Wednesday, August 5. There are no immediate reports of casualties or structural damages, and no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Details are still emerging. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated in the Green Zone in the near term.

Further attacks are possible in the coming hours and days.  


Individuals in Baghdad are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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