Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has reportedly fired around a dozen ballistic missiles and suicide drones at targets in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing at least four people and wounding several others. Notably, the fatalities include a prominent local businessman—triggering condemnation from Kurdish authorities.
In multiple statements, the IRGC has claimed that a base of Israel’s Mossad spy agency was destroyed in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, describing the attack as retaliation for the recent assassinations of commanders of the Iran-led ‘Axis of Resistance’. Missiles were also fired at targets in northern Syria as retribution for the Jan. 3 bombings in the southern Iranian city of Kerman, claimed by the Islamic State-Khorasan Province (ISKP).
The IRGC’s reasoning behind targeting Syria instead of Afghanistan, where at least one of the Kerman bombers is said to...
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