Missiles Fired At U.S. Consulate In Erbil, Iraq, Reportedly From Iran

ADDS NAME OF MISSILES - A cleric walks past Zolfaghar, top, and Dezful missiles displayed in a missile capabilities exhibition by the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard a day prior to second anniversary of Iran's missile strike on U.S. bases in Iraq in retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, at Imam Khomeini grand mosque, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Iran put three ballistic missiles on display on Friday, as talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers flounder. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Assessment: The attack comes several days after an Israeli strike near Damascus, Syria killed two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard …

Multiples rockets were reportedly fired toward the U.S. consulate located in Erbil, a city in northwestern Iraq. Several missiles hit the consulate building, a source close to the matter told the Associated Press.

“One of the officials said the ballistic missiles were fired from Iran,” the AP reported. “The attack comes several days after an Israeli strike near Damascus, Syria killed two members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.”

“All the king’s servants who were within the king’s gates bowed and paid homage to Haman, for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai would not bow or pay homage.” Esther 3:2

A handout picture provided by the Iranian Army's official website on September 11, 2020, shows an Iranian Ghader missile being fired during the second day of a military exercise in the Gulf, near the strategic strait of Hormuz in southern Iran. - The Iranian navy began on September 10 a three-day exercise in the Sea of Oman near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, deploying an array of warships, drones and missiles. One of the exercise's objectives is to devise "tactical offensive and defensive strategies for safeguarding the country's territorial waters and shipping lanes," the military said on its website.

The AP added that “Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency quoted Iraqi media acknowledging the attacks, without saying where they originated.”

Axios is also reporting that a source at the U.S. State Department claimed that “There is no damage or casualties at any U.S. government facility,”

“We are looking into the reported attack near Erbil,” a Pentagon spokesperson told Axios.

The State Department spokesperson said the incident “is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government.”

“We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence,” the spokesperson added.

Videos of the alleged attack were shared on Twitter:

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