In response to the missile attack that targeted the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi said, Tuesday, that the absurd missiles are an attempt to impede the government’s progress and embarrass it, stressing that the security services will reach the perpetrators and they will be brought before public opinion.
The media office said in a statement: “The land of Iraq will not be an arena for settling scores.”
He also stressed that preemptive operations against terrorism are continuing and escalating to eliminate the remaining outposts.
Today, the British Secretary of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs James Cleverley also expressed his concern about these attacks, saying: “There is a disturbing pattern of attacks in Iraq,” adding that “those who seek to destabilize Iraq will not win.”
He also stressed that Britain is determined to support the government and the Iraqi people.
The headquarters of the Iraqi security apparatus was hit
The Green Zone, in the center of the capital, Baghdad, was attacked yesterday evening, Monday, by missiles, causing material damage.
The Iraqi security services stated that at least two rockets landed inside the Green Zone, where the headquarters of foreign embassies, including the United States, are located. A security source inside the Green Zone told AFP at the time that the anti-missile defense system in the US embassy did not fire to intercept the missiles because they were not directed to fall inside the diplomatic compound.
He also explained that at least one missile hit the headquarters of the Iraqi National Security Agency near the headquarters of the American diplomatic mission, damaging several parked cars.
It is noteworthy that no party immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the army said that it had located the rocket launch site in the northern Baghdad neighborhood.
This attack came a week after more than a dozen missiles targeted a military compound at Erbil airport in northern Iraq, where foreign forces from the US-led coalition have been stationed and have been helping Iraq fight ISIS since 2014.
On Saturday, another group of missiles were fired at Al-Balad Air Base north of Baghdad, where Iraq maintains most of the F-16s it had purchased from the United States in recent years, according to Al Arabiya.
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