Iraq – Iraqis’ reactions to Al-Alawi area bombing in Baghdad
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Source: A24 Baghdad
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The Green Zone area was bombed today Thursday by nine Katyusha rockets during the parliament session to elect a new president for Iraq, according to a statement by the Security Media Cell. The bombing resulted in the injury of three people, including a member of the security forces and two other civilians.
A number of vehicles and civilian buildings were also damaged in the attack.
According to the statement, the first missile fell behind the guest house, the second fell near the office of the Prime Minister in the Al-Alawi area, and the third hit the Ibn Baniya Mosque. The fourth missile landed in the yard of the international terminal, the fifth fell near the Green Gate 9, and the sixth missile fell near Al-Muthana Airport. There are areas where the bombing is repeated.
The competent security services began collecting information to prosecute the perpetrators of this cowardly act that targets societal peace and democracy in the state.
Soundbite (Hassan Kaoud – Citizen):
“We went out in the morning to our work in the Al-Alawi area. We were surprised by the rockets landing on our sites and we were about to die because of this political conflict caused by the personal interests of the political blocs and parties. People bore the results of this conflict. We were greatly impacted by the missile attack, which affected transportation to work and our livelihood “.
Soundbite (Ali Hussain – Citizen):
“The transportation and normal life stopped today because of the rockets. We do not know what the situation is. The government has put in place a proactive plan to uncover the sources of rocket launches that almost claimed innocent lives.”
Soundbite (Ihab – Citizen)
“Citizens were confused inside the cities. Markets were closed, and the poor and sellers were affected. This is a political struggle between blocs and parties shared in power, not a national or sectarian struggle.”