Ballistic Missiles Explode In Erbil

Mar 15, 2022

At approximately 0010 local time on 13 March 2022 (2110 UTC on 12 March), at least 12 ballistic missiles exploded in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan autonomous region. Reports indicate that the missiles landed in close proximity to the construction site of the new U.S. Consulate in the Ankawa suburb and a local television station located approximately 18 km (10 mi) northeast of the city center. Local authorities stated that the explosions injured one Iraqi national but caused minimal structural and material damage around the new U.S. Consulate. Flights at Erbil International Airport (ORER/EBL) were unaffected by the explosions. The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed responsibility for the attack and stated that the offensive targeted Israeli “strategic centers” in Erbil in retaliation for Israeli attacks on IRGC personnel in Syria on 8 March.

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