Iraqi authorities said on Tuesday morning, September 15, that US air defenses had intercepted two rockets fired towards the Green Zone in central Baghdad.
“The Green Zone was hit at 1 am this morning,” said the Iraqi Security Media Cell in a statement released to Iraqi media. “[The rockets] were intercepted by the C-RAM system and there were no losses or damage.”
Videos shared on social media show the C-RAM system’s distinctive tracer fire lighting up the sky over Baghdad.
The system was installed earlier this year, and, in July, attempted to intercept a rocket fired at the Green Zone, according to the AP. The system was deployed following consultations with Iraqi authorities, according to a US official quoted by Fox News. Credit: Al-Washash City via Storyful