The Kurdistan Regional Interior Ministry confirmed that “several rockets” had landed in the city. Security agencies have launched a detailed investigation and asked civilians to remain at home until further notice. After the attack, security forces were deployed around the airport and helicopters were heard on the outskirts of the city.
Since Iraq declared victory over ISIS at the end of 2017, the U.S.-led coalition has shrunk to a total of 3,500 troops, 2,500 of whom are Americans, most of whom are concentrated in the U.S. military complex. Erbil Airport.
Since the end of 2019, Western military and diplomatic sites have been targeting dozens of rockets and car bombs, leading to the deaths of foreign-Iraqi officials. In January 2020, shortly after the assassination of General Qasem Solomon at Baghdad airport, Iranian troops attacked the airport, but rarely targeted Erbil. Former US President Donald Trump has threatened to kill a U.S. citizen in a missile attack that could lead to a massive bombing campaign in Iraq.