TRIBUNNEWS.COM – The United States (US) Consulate in Erbil, Iraq, was said to have been the target of a missile attack, on Sunday (13/4/2022).
The moment of the attack was recorded on social media, showing several large explosions in the area.
The governor of Erbil, Omed Khoshnaw, stated that several missiles fell in the area, saying it was not clear whether the target was the US consulate or the airport.
Quoted by Tribunnews from The Jerusalem Postthere were at least five explosions in the attack.
The Kurdistan Health Minister stated that there were no deaths or injuries in the incident.
While a US official said that there were no US military casualties in the attack.
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On the other hand an independent open source intelligence account (OSINT) shared videos reportedly shared by Iranian civilians showing missiles being fired from Iran at the time of the attack, with at least one video geolocated to a site in Khasabad in Iran’s East Azerbaijan province.
Iraqi Shia cleric and politician Muqtada al-Sadr responded to the attack, expressing his anger in a Twitter post.
“In the name of God, Irbil is under the fire of loss and betrayal, and under the pain of hunger, as if the Kurds were slaughtered. not Iraqi. On the contrary, they are the lungs of Iraq and an integral part of it.”
“Erbil will not kneel except for moderation, independence and sovereignty. Peace and love to you, Erbil and you Kurds, and patience until hope is fulfilled: #National_Majority_Government,” tweeted al-Sadr.