Several rockets ‘crush the US army base and the office of the Kurdish news channel’ in Erbil

Several ‘Iranian-produced ballistic missiles’ crash into US Army base and Kurdish News Channel office in Erbil, Iraq

  • At least five ‘Iranian-made ballistic missiles’ hit Erbil early on Sunday
  • There were ‘no casualties or casualties’ from the attack, Kurdish health minister says
  • Missiles hit a US army base and the office of the Kurdish News Channel, state news reported

Several rockets hit a US army base and an office of a Kurdish news channel in Erbil, northern Iraq.

At least five “Iranian-made ballistic missiles” hit the city in the early hours of Sunday, Governor Omed Khoshnaw confirmed.

He said it was unclear whether the missiles were targeting the US consulate at the site or the city airport.

There were “victims or injuries after the explosions in Erbil” said Kurdish Health Minister Saman Barzanji. US officials later confirmed that there were no military casualties from the explosions.

No further details were immediately available, but videos posted online appeared to show several “Iranian-produced” ballistic missiles hitting the Erbil base.

Iraqi Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Twitter: “Erbil is under fire…as if the Kurds weren’t Iraqis.”

Several rockets hit a US army base and an office of a Kurdish news channel in Erbil, northern Iraq.

At least five

He said it was unclear whether the missiles were targeting the US consulate at the site or the city airport.

At least five “Iranian-made ballistic missiles” hit the city in the early hours of Sunday, Governor Omed Khoshnaw confirmed. He said it was unclear whether the missiles were targeting the US consulate at the site or the city airport.

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There were “casualties or injuries after the explosions in Erbil”, Kurdish Health Minister Saman Barzanji said. US officials later confirmed that there were no military casualties from the explosions

The US base at Erbil International Airport was also hit by a rocket attack in September, on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

This is the second drone attack on the airport in as many months. The internal security service of the autonomous region, of which Erbil is the capital, first said at the time that three rockets had hit near the airport.

A second statement from the Kurdish counter-terrorism force said the attack was carried out by drones loaded with explosives.

The airport in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish Autonomous Region, has been attacked several times over the past year, including by drones carrying explosives.

The attack happened at Erbil International Airport in Iraq, shown in this map

The attack happened at Erbil International Airport in Iraq, shown in this map

A drone attack hit near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq on Saturday.

US officials blame previous attacks on Iran-aligned Shiite Muslim militias who have vowed to fight until the remaining 2,500 US service members leave the country.

US forces lead an international military coalition whose mandate is to help Iraqi forces fight remnants of the Sunni extremist group Islamic State.

It is the second attack in two months, with a drone hitting the airport in July. There were no injuries or structural damage.

The attack came a day after rockets and a drone targeted the Ain al-Asad airbase, home to US troops, and the US embassy in Baghdad.

In April, a drone dropped explosives near US forces stationed at Erbil airport.

A drone attack struck near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq on Saturday, Iraqi Kurdish security officials said.  Pictured: Erbil International Airport is pictured in February after flights restarted, following another rocket attack outside the international airport

A drone attack struck near US forces stationed at Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq on Saturday, Iraqi Kurdish security officials said. Pictured: Erbil International Airport is pictured in February after flights restarted, following another rocket attack outside the international airport

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