Update: There are unconfirmed reports that US aircraft have attacked Iranian positions near the eastern Syrian city of Al-Bukamal.
There are unconfirmed reports from Iranian sources that U.S. aircraft have attacked Iranian positions near the eastern Syrian city of Al-Bukamal.
— Evan Kohlmann (@IntelTweet) January 4, 2020
— Strategic Sentinel (@StratSentinel) January 4, 2020
Multiple ‘Katyusha’ unguided missiles/mortars fired into two regions near Baghdad.
Green Zone neighborhood in Baghdad, comes under mortar shell attack: 5 ppl wounded.
Balad airbase (hosts US troops) near Baghdad hit by missiles: 3 Iraqi soldiers wounded.
Explosion heard at Al-Kindi base in Mosul (which houses US troops): no details on injuries yet
Hezbollah warns Iraqi Security Forces to stay away from US bases.
Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah warning Iraqi Security Forces should stay away from US bases starting Sunday evening. pic.twitter.com/inW1zDgZMU
— Aldin 🇧🇦 (@aldin_ww) January 4, 2020
As 1000s march in the streets of Baghdad to moutn the death of Soleimani, Al-Arabiya (and other local news sources) report rockets have landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, where the US Embassy (among other things) is located.
Witnesses told Reuters that an explosion was heard in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad
Iraqi police sources: A Katyusha rocket landed inside the Green Zone [near the US Embassy] in Baghdad. pic.twitter.com/7ybzDMlNy9
— Hamoud_Mohammed (@news_hamoud) January 4, 2020
Dozens of US Apache helicopters seen overhead…
— News flash (@BRNewsFlash) January 4, 2020
President Rouhani reportedly threatened a “lightning strike” against America…
Additionally, there are now reports that multiple rockets have struck Balad Airbase, located just north of Baghdad, that hosts US troops…
— Evan Kokkinos (@evankokkinos97) January 4, 2020
#Update: Picture of inside the military base of Al-Kindi in #Mosul in #Kurdistan in #Iraq now being reported about 10 mortars hit inside the compound and around the compound. Reports also suggest that a number of #US troops are located at the base.#Iran pic.twitter.com/KWEnTb8Am5
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) January 4, 2020
Meanwhile, Iraqi police have opened fire at armed PMU militiamen during the funeral procession.
— Babak Taghvaee (@BabakTaghvaee) January 4, 2020