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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
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March 8, 2004
Release Number: 04-03-23


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ROCKETS FIRED AT GREEN ZONE

BAGHDAD, Iraq - As many as seven rockets were fired in the direction of the Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad's Green Zone at about 7:25 p.m. Mar. 7.

At least five of the rockets hit the hotel, but there is no estimate on the extent of damage.

The rockets were fired from a nine-round launcher mounted on the back of a sport utility vehicle outside of the Green Zone. Two rockets did not launch, and the vehicle caught fire. Military emergency personnel responded and have the scene under control.

The incident is under investigation.

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