ISIS Fires Mortar Shells Into Baghdad’s Green Zone…

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IRAQ – At least two mortar shells landed inside Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone on Tuesday as insurgents continued their recent wave of attacks on the Iraqi city.

Security officials told the Associated Press no casualties were reported inside the Green Zone, which houses the Iraqi government headquarters and the U.S. and British embassies.

The officials said one of the mortar shells fell about 500 meters from the U.S. embassy building…

The incident came amid a wave of bombing attacks in and near Baghdad that killed at least 30 people. Police officials said the deadliest attack took place Tuesday afternoon when a double car bomb attack hit Habaybina restaurant in the Shiite-majority district of Talibiya in eastern Baghdad, killing 19 people and wounding 32 others.

Earlier, a bomb struck at an outdoor market in the southern district of Abu Dashir, a mostly Shiite neighborhood, killing four people and wounding nine, police officials said.

Later, a bomb that went off near a small restaurant in central Baghdad killed five people and wounded 12, the officials said. Another bomb exploded at a commercial street in the town of Madian, just south of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding four.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the latest attacks but they bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State, which has captured large chunks of territory in western and northern Iraq, plunging the country into its worst crisis since U.S. troops left at the end of 2011.  (read more)

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17 Responses to ISIS Fires Mortar Shells Into Baghdad’s Green Zone…

  1. Pingback: ISIS Fires Mortar Shells Into Baghdad’s Green Zone… | RINO Blog Watch

  2. justfactsplz says:

    Obama built this. I feel badly for our troops that fought to free Iraq only to see ISIS taking it over.

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  3. John Galt says:

    Building expensive stuff in Islamic hell holes is a losing proposition.

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  4. Centinel2012 says:

    Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    It would appear that ISIS is not on the run — maybe the probe in Kobane was a faint and the real push is in Baghdad?

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  5. Aslan's Girl says:

    We knew this day would come…
    Praying for our Embassy workers.

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  6. BertDilbert says:

    How long before ISIS is on the doorstep of Kuwait? Nobody saw it coming….

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  7. RJ says:

    For years I have been watching my tv screen where muslim men and boys march down streets shouting hatred in various countries. If they had jobs and a future how much time would have been available to do such?

    Now comes a mass movement where they can get an “identity and purpose” as men. No jobs or become a ‘warrior for islam’ is not a tough choice for these people who believe in “the religion of peace” with everything they’ve got…which isn’t much in the way of a loving and successful life as family men, etc.

    They are told to die for islam is superior to all other rewards here on earth, plus virgins will await them in the great beyond.

    Where do all these “virgins” come from and why do they reside in an afterlife?

    Makes no sense to me; however, one should keep his eye sharp as they roam about killing all who would disagree with their religious views.

    Take careful aim for these people are not going to stop their march on our freedoms.

    Especially when we have a friend of theirs, another “true believer” (as Eric Hoffer would say) presently residing in our White House by the name of Barak Hussein Obama!

    Karl Marx is smiling, maybe trying to play with his remaining virgins as gifts from Allah…

    Will Barak join this grand party, up there…sooner rather than later?

    He’s not going to stop his march on the destruction of American culture any time soon and without a major fight to the finish!

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  8. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  9. John VI says:

    I want to say something about how Americans are being shelled by their ideological, but peaceful, enemies outside their walls of protection. I want to say something about how the local ambassadors and staff are perfectly safe and that they shouldn’t be allowed to retaliate. I want to say that it would be racist and bigoted to defend themselves against this peaceful protest.

    But unfortunately its not the ambassadors and staff nor individuals I might be alluding to that are facing this peaceful demonstration. So I’m going to simply pray for the safety of our soldiers who stand in harms way so that pontificating yahoos of no consequence can continue to bloviate about the rights of our enemies to demonstrate AT our soldiers.

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  10. TwoLaine says:

    I was going to say that maybe they didn’t like the $400k+++ camel art, and just wanted to take it out, but never mind, that is at the Pahk-EE-Stahn Embassy.

    http://wemeantwell.com/blog/2014/03/31/state-department-spends-400000-of-your-money-on-sculpture/

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  11. Josh says:

    If there is such a thing as a “moderate” Muslim (and I don’t believe there is), what must they be thinking? So many bend over for the “radical” Muslims that the “moderates” must be thinking that there must be some truth to what the “radicals” are doing along with their caliphate.

    Power being given to the “radicals” will make the “moderates” rethink their stance.

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  12. LetJusticePrevail" says:

    While the actual damage from these mortar blasts is (comparatively) quite small, the value it holds in terms of propaganda is immense. This can be used for future recruitment by the IS, and to embolden their current ranks (if that is even necessary).

    If Iraq cannot defend its own capitol, and the allegedly most secure part of it, what does that say about their capability and resolve? Add: What does it say when the (arguably) most powerful nation on earth is forced to abandon its largest embassy because of threats from the IS?

    Just another example of Obama’s traitorous strategy in the ME. He built this.

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  13. yonason says:

    Another provocative YouTube video to blame, no doubt?

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