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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Claims Ballistic Missile Attack on Erbil

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TRIBUNNEWS.COM – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) claimed responsibility for a ballistic missile attack in Iraq’s northern Kurdish capital Erbil, according to Iranian state media.

In a statement released Sunday, the elite force said it was targeting Israel’s “strategic center” in the country.

“Any repetition of Israeli attacks will be met with a strong, decisive and destructive response,” the statement said.

Previously, Israel killed two members of the IRGC earlier this week in Syria, a close ally of Tehran.

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Explosion in Erbil region, Iraq. ((Capture of @SaadoonMustafa’s twitter screen))

Kurdish officials said a dozen ballistic missiles launched from outside Iraq overran the region.

Erbil Governor Omed Khoshnaw told local broadcaster Rudaw there was a terror attack on the US Consulate.

Material damage

According to the Kurdish Interior Ministry, the missile only caused material damage to the new consulate building and injured one civilian.

A US State Department spokesman said no Americans were injured and there was no damage to US government facilities in Erbil.

Iraqi state TV quoted the Kurdish semi-autonomous region’s counterterrorism forces as saying 12 missiles launched from outside Iraq hit Erbil.

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