Heshmat Alavi+ Your Authors @HeshmatAlavi Covering #Iran & #MidEast, especially what MSM won't. Have a passion for exposing Tehran apologists/lobbyists. Blocked by mullahs' dictator @Khamenei_ir May. 19, 2019 2 min read + Your Authors

#BREAKING
Reports:
-US Embassy in Baghdad is under attack
-Explosion heard in Baghdad's Green Zone
-Heavy mortar fire reported in downtown Baghdad
-Warning sirens in the vicinity of the US Embassy in the Green Zone
-Reuters, quoting diplomats: blast heard near the Green Zone

#BREAKING
Arab media beginning to report Katyusha rockets hitting the vicinity of the Green Zone in Baghdad.
(File Photos)
No casualties reported yet.

#BREAKING
Initial report by AP
 https://news.yahoo.com/apparent-mortar-round-exploded-near-baghdads-green-zone-174535152.html 

#BREAKING
Eyewitnesses: Falling of shells and air raid sirens sounding in the vicinity of the US Embassy in Baghdad

#BREAKING
BLAST HEARD IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD, CLOSE TO U.S. EMBASSY - REUTERS WITNESSES
 https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Blast-heard-in-central-Baghdad-close-to-US-Embassy-Reuters-witnesses-590120 

#BREALOMG
Preliminary info: Mortar shells falling in the vicinity of the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.

Map credit: @evacool_

#BREAKING
Reports:
-8:29 PM local time: a rocket launched toward the Green Zone and the vicinity of the U.S Embassy from (Jisr al Amana ) neighborhood in Baghdad
-Iraqi security forces say Katyusha rocket landed in IZ, no casualties
-Launch location the Amana bridge in Baghdad

#BREAKING
-AFP: Katyusha rocket crashes into Baghdad Green Zone: security services
-Security source to BBC: Katyusha rocket hit abandoned building in Baghdad’s Green Zone. Close to the US embassy. Rocket fired from eastern Baghdad.
-No casualties reported.

REMINDER:
A few days ago, #Iran's IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani met with leaders of the Iraqi Hashd al-Shabi (Popular Mobilazation Forces - PMF), headed by Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

#BREAKING
"... Iraq military spokesman (said) a Katyusha rocket fell near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy..."
 https://apnews.com/890156f1ffc1457ba97acd598753be94 

Quoting: @evacool_
"Iraqi security found the rocket launcher used in the attack on the US embassy on Mohammed Qasim Street about 6 km far from the embassy."

"Police special forces found a rocket launcher in al-Sina’a district in eastern Baghdad and have sealed off the area, a police source told Reuters."

 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-security/rocket-fired-into-baghdads-green-zone-no-casualties-idUSKCN1SP0NL 

@thestevennabil of @alhurranews posted a photo of the alleged "rocket launch pad used..."

#BREAKING
Iraqi military spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasoul told The Associated Press that a Katyusha rocket fell near the statue of the Unknown Soldier, less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy.

IMPORTANT:
"The area is home to Iran-backed Shiite militias."
 https://apnews.com/890156f1ffc1457ba97acd598753be94?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow 

Following tonight's rocket attack in #Baghdad, U.S. President Donald Trump just tweeted:
"If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!"

As a reminder for #Iran's regime from July 2018 👇

Reports indicate #Iran-backed Hezbollah in Iraq could be responsible for the recent rocket attack that landed less than a mile from the U.S. Embassy in #Baghdad.
 https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-military-no-casualties-in-explosion-near-embassy-in-iraq/ 


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