U.S. embassy in Iraq says to hold emergency drills after series of attacks

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-27 21:29:15|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. embassy in Iraq announced on Sunday that it will conduct a series of emergency tests and drills after a recent series of attacks.

"Over the course of the next two days, the U.S. embassy will be conducting a series of tests and drills of our emergency procedures and equipment," the embassy said in a statement.

The statement did not give further details about the drills, but observers believe such drills are meant to enhance the protection of the embassy to prevent the landing of mortar rounds and rockets.

In the past months, unidentified militant groups have frequently fired mortar rounds and Katyusha rockets on the U.S. embassy located in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, where the main Iraqi government offices and some foreign embassies are located. Enditem