Iraq condemns Iranian bombing of Erbil

Yesterday, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned Iran’s bombing of uninhabited areas in Erbil, in the Northern Kurdistan region, while the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said ground force artillery bombed “terrorist bases”, referring to Iranian Kurdish militants operating in Northern Kurdistan. were stationed in Iraq.

The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Iranian bombings, which it said targeted several locations in Sidekan.

The Iraqi foreign ministry said in a statement that “the Iraqi government condemns Iran’s bombing of sites in the Sedkan area” in Erbil. Especially the security bombing, in a way that preserves Iraq’s sovereignty and improves the security and stability of the region.”

In turn, the Erbil-based Rudaw news website quoted a local official as saying that “the bombings are far from populated areas and no human or material losses have been recorded.”

Hours later, the Revolutionary Guards said in a statement that its forces had arrested a “terrorist cell” in the Kurdish regions of Iran, consisting of 5 people, adding that the operation “followed the recent sparks of terrorist groups (…) that send cells to carry out sabotage operations and destabilize security on our territory.”

At the same time, the Revolutionary Guard’s “Tasnim” agency, citing an informed source, reported that security forces arrested the kidnappers of a person named Mansour Rasouli a week after he appeared in a videotaped by Israeli media. published as an “Officer in a Unit”. 860.”

Israeli media said a team made up of men from the “Mossad” and “Shin Bet” questioned Rasouli on Iranian soil and noted that he was preparing to assassinate an American general, an Israeli diplomat and a French journalist. The Revolutionary Guards media responded by publishing a video of Rasouli stating that he was “abducted a year ago” and that he was “a farmer living in a border area.”


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