Sunday, December 10, 2023

Iran fires missiles at northern Iraqi city

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards force says it targeted an Israeli “strategic centre” with missiles that struck the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil overnight.

Twelve missiles hit areas around the U.S. consulate overnight, causing material damage and wounding one civilian, the Kurdistan Regional Government said.

The U.S. said no Americans were hurt, and that its facilities were not damaged in what it called an “outrageous attack.”

Israel’s military and government declined to comment on Iran’s claim. But Kurdish officials accused the Revolutionary Guards of seeking to use “baseless” propaganda to justify targeting civilian locations.

Taxi driver Ziryan Wazir said he was in his car near the U.S. consulate when the missiles struck at around 1 a.m. Sunday.

“I saw a lot of dust, then I heard a very loud noise. The windows of my car exploded and I was injured in the face,” he told AFP news agency.

A local television channel, Kurdistan24, posted images of damage to its offices caused by the blasts.

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