Baghdad was under bombardment on Friday evening, and a loud explosion was heard in the east of the Iraqi capital, an AFP correspondent said.
The bombardment began just moments after air raid sirens sounded in the city at 8:05 pm (1705 GMT).
Anti-aircraft fire has since become
sporadic, according to the correspondent.
Separately, a correspondent of Al-Jazeera television reported from Mosul, that the northern Iraqi city was also being subjected to bombing.