Exclusive: Ballistic missiles hit a Mossad base in Erbil
“This operation is a response to previous Israeli attacks against Iran that were launched from Iraqi Kurdistan,” sources told Al Mayadeen.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that more than 10 ballistic missiles hit the vicinity of the Harir base near Erbil Airport in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Erbil, early Sunday morning, adding that explosions were heard in the area.
Meanwhile, sources told Al Mayadeen that the attack was carried out with several ballistic missiles, and they accurately hit a Mossad base.
The same sources added that the attack did not target any Iraqi or US facility, affirming that the Mossad site on the way to Saladin resort was destroyed, and enemy collaborators were killed and wounded.
“The operation against the Mossad has nothing to do with the latest Israeli attack in Syria”, the sources noted.
The sources said that this operation is a response to previous Israeli attacks against Iran that were launched from Iraqi Kurdistan, stressing that the Iranian response to the killing of the 2 IRGC soldiers in Syria at the hands of "Israel" will take place in due course.
On his account, the health minister of the Iraqi Kurdistan region affirmed that there were no injuries or deaths reported in the attack.
Furthermore, a US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that the attack was launched from Iran, adding that there is no official Iranian statement about the attack on Erbil yet.
The US State Department spokesperson said that it was an "outrageous attack", affirming no US nationals were hurt and there was no damage to US government facilities in Iraq.
The incident is under investigation by the Iraqi government, he added.
It is worth mentioning that the security forces in the Iraqi Kurdistan region reported, in September 2021, that at least three missiles were fired near Erbil International Airport. At the time, sources told Al Mayadeen that "what was targeted yesterday north of Erbil airport is a Mossad headquarters."