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20 Sep 2020 | 05:20 PM UTC

Iraq: Reports of indirect fire near Baghdad International Airport on September 20

Iraq News Alert

Reports of indirect fire (IDF) near Baghdad International Airport on September 20; further attacks possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Baghdad

Event

Local media report that two rounds of indirect fire (IDF) impacted near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) at approximately 19:45 (local time) on Sunday, September 20. Initial reports indicate that the rounds were aimed at Camp Victory within the airport. No casualties or damage have been reported.

Further attacks targeting BGW and other targets associated with the presence of foreign troops are expected to continue in the near term. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of BGW in the near term.

Context

The airport incident is the latest in a series of attacks against targets associated with the presence of US troops in Iraq. BGW and the Baghdad International Zone (Green Zone) have been particularly singled out.

Advice

Individuals in the area 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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