U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq Attacked by Potential Missile Fire

U.S. Consulate General in Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq Attacked by Potential Missile Fire


Twitter users posted this picture and footage at 0125 local in Erbil.

UPDATE: It appears that the missiles were in fact fired from inside Iran, as footage of their launch has been geolocated in Khasabad, Iran. 


At approximately 0105 local time, what appeared to be several missiles targeted the United States Consulate in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, and potentially other American military installations in the city. Soon after the attack, Sabereen News, a media outlet closely linked to Iran-backed militia forces, claimed that six Fateh-110 surface-to-surface missiles were used in the attack, stating that they “flattened” American targets, however, the Kurdistan Health Minister has told Reuters that there have been no casualties from the attacks so far.

There have also been unconfirmed reports going around that the missiles were launched from the Khasabad military base in Iran. 


From the U.S. State Department: The Consulate General Erbil serves the four provinces of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Erbil, Sulaimaniya, Duhok and Halabja. The Consulate General consists of an executive office headed by the Consul General and sections covering political affairs, economic affairs, public diplomacy, rule of law, management, and security. Co-located with the U.S. Consulate General is the USAID office serving the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

This story is developing.


Tessaron United States Naval Academy alumni and current graduate student in Intelligence Analysis at American Military University. Covering flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.
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