Sirens Activated in Baghdad's Green Zone - Reports
23:02 GMT 30.12.2021 (Updated: 23:36 GMT 30.12.2021)
© AP Photo / Khalid MohammedIn this Jan. 3, 2020 file photo, the U.S. Embassy is seen from across the Tigris River in Baghdad, Iraq.
© AP Photo / Khalid Mohammed
After his party made gains in October parliamentary elections, Iraqi politician Muqtada al-Sadr blasted the US on Thursday, saying that no military personnel should be present in its Baghdad embassy after the US declared an end to combat operations in the country earlier this month.
Warning sirens were heard sounding in the Green Zone in central Baghdad, Iraq, early on Friday morning. The area comprises the massive US embassy and several other diplomatic buildings.
No explosions or firing of air defense systems have been reported. Online observers suggested it could either be a test, or caused by an intrusive drone.
The area has been targeted for bombardment numerous times in recent years, becoming a focal point for militants angered by the continued US presence in the country.