Missiles Fired Near US Consulate In Iraq, Iran Takes Credit

On Sunday, Iran claimed responsibility for the missiles fired towards the city of Erbil in Iraq, striking near the US consulate.

The attack was reportedly in retaliation for an Israeli strike that killed two members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in Syria.

In a statement, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard claimed it was aimed “at the strategic center of the Zionist conspiracies in Erbil”.

The State Department said no damage was done to the building and there were no known casualties.

It was first reported that several missiles struck the US consulate, but the foreign media office of Kurdistan, a region in Iraq, said none of the rockets hit the facility.

According to Fox News, U.S. troops remaining in Iraq are providing aid to the Iraqi military as it fights Islamic State forces.

Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie said in December that Iran still wants all American troops to leave the country.

A State Department official told Fox News “There is no damage or casualties at any U.S. Government facility. The incident is being investigated by the government of Iraq and the Kurdish Regional Government and we refer you to them for comment. We condemn this outrageous attack and display of violence”.