01:43 GMT06 August 2021
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    The report comes hours after two rocket attacks took place in Iraq, one targeting Baghdad's green zone, - a heavily fortified quarter that hosts government facilities and foreign embassies - and another hitting the Balad military base to the north of the Iraqi capital.

    The Al-Arabiya TV channel broke the news on Saturday that mortar fire hit the surroundings of the Iraqi regional security staff facility in the northern province of Ninawa (Nineveh).

    The Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) debunked the shelling in a statement issued hours after the attack was first reported.

    "The Iraqi Security Media Cell has confirmed that reports of attacks at the Ninewah Operation Center in Mosul are false: we ask that people request confirmation through government officials, instead of spreading rumors", the statement said.

    According to various media reports, the commander of the Nineveh operations denied that any attack occurred. Netizens have shared an unconfirmed statement by the commander.

    ​Earlier in the day, Iraq's Kataib Hezbollah militia warned Iraqi security forces to stay away from American military installations in Iraq. Several projectiles on Saturday hit Baghdad residential areas in Al-Jadriya and the Balad military base to the north of the capital. Al-Arabiya reported that five people were injured as a result of mortar shelling in the Al-Jadriya region.


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