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16 févr. 2020 | 01h46 UTC

Iraq: Indirect fire lands near US Embassy in Baghdad February 16 /update 22

Iraq Alerte de sécurité

At least three rounds of indirect fire landed in the International Zone in Baghdad on February 16; similar attacks possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 16/2/2020, 12h00 until 16/2/2020, 11h59 (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Iraq, Baghdad

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Event

At least three rounds of indirect fire (IDF) landed in the International Zone in Baghdad at approximately 03:30 (local time) on Sunday, February 16. Local sources confirm that the attack targeted the area surrounding the US Embassy, and that it was highly likely organized by a Shi'a milita group.

A similar incident occurred on Sunday, January 26, amid heightened tensions nationwide. Similar attacks are possible in Baghdad over the near term.  

Context

Tensions have increased in Iraq after US forces killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's Quds Force, near Baghdad International Airport (BGW) in an airstrike on January 3. Notably, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), was also killed in the strike.

Advice

Individuals in Baghdad and across Iraq are advised to closely monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, 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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