Feb. 17, 2021

Rocket attack on foreign forces in Erbil raises specter of turmoil

Iraq/Security

The story: A relatively rare rocket attack on foreign forces in Iraqi Kurdistan stirs strong reactions both in Erbil and Baghdad. The killing of a foreign civilian contractor in the Feb. 15 incident comes amid rising Iran-US tension. However, the attack also occurred amid acrimony between Turkey and Iraqi paramilitaries over influence in Iraq’s northern Sinjar district.

The coverage: The state-owned Iraqi News Agency (INA) on Feb. 16 reported that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has set up an investigative committee to look into the attack...

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