A day after an American strike on Iranian-backed Iraqi militia targets, several rockets fell inside Baghdad’s Green Zone and an air base housing U.S. troops was hit, according to multiple reports.
Mortar rounds struck the Balad air base and Jadriya neighborhood, Reuters reported.
There were no casualties, according to Iraqi military sources.
“Several rockets targeting Celebration Square and the Jadriya area in Baghdad, and the Balad air base in Salahuddin province, with no loss of life. Further details to come,” the military said in a statement.
A U.S. air strike hit a convoy of vehicles belonging to the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces in north Baghdad on Friday.
Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump issued a warning to those who would threaten Americans and addressed the death of Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian military commander who was killed in a previous air strike carried out on Thursday.
“Last night at my direction, the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorist anywhere in the world: Qassem Soleimani,” Trump said during the brief address from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
“Under my leadership, America’s policy is unambiguous to terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American,” Trump said. “We will find you. We will eliminate you.”
Soleimani, one of the most powerful figures in the Iranian government, was the spearhead of Iran’s spreading military influence in the Middle East.