Two explosions occurred in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. This was reported by Reuters on Saturday, January 4, citing sources.
According to the agency, five people were injured as a result of the shelling. Iraq’s Balad Air Base was shelled, according to Reuters.
According to Sky News Arabia, two Katyusha shells landed in the “green zone” of Baghdad.
Damage data is not yet available.
On the night of January 3, it became known about the killing of Qassem Suleimani, head of the special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Al-Quds, during U.S. missile strikes at Baghdad airport. This information was confirmed in Tehran and Washington. The attack was ordered by US President Donald Trump. The Pentagon said the attack was defensive in nature and was intended to protect U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and other countries.
Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Prime Minister Ali Rabiya promised to respond to the actions of the American side.
On January 4, Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu expressed their deep concern over possible serious consequences of the “American action” for peace and stability in the Middle East.