Title: Iran Fires Missiles at Alleged Israeli “Spy Headquarters” Near U.S. Consulate, Killing Civilians in Irbil
In a shocking turn of events, Iran has launched missile strikes, targeting alleged Israeli “spy headquarters” near the U.S. Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, as well as Islamic State targets in northern Syria. The strikes have resulted in the death of four civilians and left six others injured near the consulate in Irbil.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have claimed responsibility for the attack, stating that they successfully hit Mossad headquarters in the Kurdish region of Iraq and destroyed Islamic State targets in Syria. However, Israel has not immediately responded to the attack, and its embassy in Washington remains silent on the Iranian allegation.
These missile strikes come at a time of heightened tensions in the region due to the ongoing conflict in Gaza. It should be noted that Iranian-backed militias in Iraq have been launching daily drone attacks on U.S. bases in both Iraq and Syria, seeking retaliation for U.S. support of Israel and aiming to pressure U.S. troops to withdraw.
The United States has swiftly condemned these missile strikes, stating that they undermine Iraq’s stability. Thankfully, U.S. facilities were not impacted by the attacks, as confirmed by a U.S. defense official. However, the full extent of damage caused by the strikes remains unknown.
Tragically, the strike in Irbil claimed the lives of a local businessman, Peshraw Dizayi, and members of his family. This incident follows Iran’s previous claim of responsibility for a missile barrage in the same area near the U.S. Consulate complex in 2022.
Moreover, the missile strike in Syria by Iran has been prompted by the recent suicide bombings, for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility, targeting an Iranian general’s commemoration ceremony. In retaliation, Iran now accuses Israel of killing a high-ranking Iranian general in a Damascus airstrike.
As tensions continue to escalate, the international community closely follows the situation, anxiously awaiting further developments and hoping for a peaceful resolution to the ongoing conflicts in the region.
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