Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on Sunday confirmed it has targeted Israeli center in Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Erbil with precision-guided missiles, and that any repetition of attacks by Israel will be met with a ‘decisive and destructive’ response.
Iraqi media has reported that the United State’s new consulate building and two Israeli “strategic centers” (Mossad) were targeted with the missiles.
“Twelve ballistic missiles were launched from outside Iraq to target Erbil,” the governor of Erbil, Omed Khoshnaw said, adding that the strikes resulted in minor injuries to two people.
This came after Israel forces killed two Iranian members of the Revolutionary Guards earlier this week in Syria, in which Iranian officials vowed revenge and stressed that Israel “will pay the price of this atrocity.”
“Following the recent crimes of the Zionist regime and the previous announcement that the crimes and evil acts of this regime will not go unanswered, last night, the strategic center for conspiracy and evil acts of the Zionists was targeted with precision-guided missiles of the IRGC,” IRGC said in a statement.
IRGC also warned Israel that the “repetition of any evil act will face harsh, decisive and destructive responses.”
Iranian army also termed the security of Iran as the “red line” ensuring they will not allow anyone to “threaten or attack it.”
Meanwhile, the US State Department spokesperson in a short statement called it an “outrageous attack” but said no Americans were hurt and there was no damage to US government facilities in Erbil.
The US administration ended its combat mission in Iraq on December 31, and gradually changed position to an advisory role last year. However, the US forces are still engaged in providing air support and other military aid to the Iraqi forces in the fight against Islamic State extremist group.
The government of Israel did not comment on Iran’s Sunday attack on its center so far.
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