ICBPS MORNING BRIEF: Iran-Backed Militia Targets US-Led Coalition Base in Iraq
ICBPS Morning Brief– Iran-Backed Militia group has reportedly targeted a U.S.-led coalition base in Iraqi Kurdistan.
According to local officials, a series of rockets was launched by Iran-Backed Militia group near Erbil airport in the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Wednesday.
The terrorist attack took place just hours after Iraq’s government pledged to protect overseas missions in the country.
“Six rockets were launched from the borders of the Sheikh Amir village in Nineveh province by Iran-backed militia group Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) who were targeting coalition forces in Erbil International Airport,” announced Iraqi Kurdistan’s counterterrorism service.
Initial reports that Indirect Fire did not land on Coalition Forces in Erbil tonight. There was no damage or casualties. Incident is under investigation.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) September 30, 2020
On his Twitter account, the spokesman for the US-led coalition, U.S. Army Colonel Wayne Marotto, confirmed that initial reports indicated that indirect fire did not land on Erbil’s coalition forces.
“There was no damage or casualties. The incident is under investigation,” he added.
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