War Expansion: Iran Launched Missile Strikes In Northern Iraq

by Tommy Grant

The war is still expanding and hitting all-new highs. Iran has launched missiles into Northern Iraq and claimed to destroy an Israeli spy base in the process. It was only a matter of time before Iran ratcheted things up.

The United States ruling class has condemned the strikes as “reckless” and imprecise after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched ballistic missiles at what it said was a spy base for Israel’s intelligence agency Mossad in northern Iraq on Monday. The attack was also aimed at “anti-Iran terror groups” in Syria, in the latest escalation of hostilities that further risks spiraling into a wider regional conflict, according to a report by CNN. 

“We have seen the reports, and we tracked the missiles, which impacted in northern Iraq and northern Syria. No US personnel or facilities were targeted,” the U.S. official said.

Iranian forces said the midnight missile strike in Iraq destroyed “one of the main espionage headquarters” of Israel in Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, in response to what they said were Israeli attacks that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard commanders and members of the Iranian resistance front.

“This headquarters has been the center for developing espionage operations and planning terrorist acts” in the region and Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said in a statement Monday. –CNN

At least four civilians were killed and six others injured in the attack, according to a statement early Tuesday by the Security Council of the Kurdistan region. “This blatant violation undermines the sovereignty of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq,” the Security Council said in its statement, which accused Iran of employing baseless pretexts to attack Erbil, a historically stable region that it said had never posed a threat to any party.

The IRGC said it also fired ballistic missiles at bases of “anti-Iran terror groups in occupied territories of Syria.”

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