FACTBOX - Security developments in Iraq, Jan 1

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Jan 1 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Iraq at 1215 GMT on Friday.

BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi forces, backed up by U.S. aircraft, moved through parts of Baghdad on Thursday night in response to rocket attacks on the heavily fortified Green Zone and the U.S. military base next to Baghdad's airport, a U.S. military spokesman said.

Iraqi security officials said local forces captured five suspects believed to be behind the attacks in Baghdad's Adil, Jihad and Hurriya neighbourhoods. They also destroyed or confiscated other rockets. No casualties were reported.

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb wounded one policeman in the Adhamiya district of northern Baghdad, police said.

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