Threats against US bases, EU calls for “de-escalation”

Two mortar shells fell almost simultaneously in the evening on the ultra-secure Green Zone of Baghdad, where the American Embassy and an Iraqi air base sheltering American soldiers are sitting.

At the same time, less than a hundred kilometers further north, two Katyusha rockets landed on Balad air base, a huge Iraqi base that receives American soldiers and planes, security sources said on the spot. . According to the Iraqi military command, there were no casualties in the two attacks.

Brigades of Hezbollah, the most radical pro-Iran faction of Iraqi Hashd al-Chaabi, called on Saturday evening the Iraqi security forces to move “at least 1000 meters” from their bases sheltering American soldiers to be counted Sunday evening.

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