Iran fires missiles at alleged Israeli ‘spy headquarters’ in Iraq

by ian

Tensions continue to heat up in the Middle East. Yesterday, Iran said it struck an Israeli “spy headquarters” in northern Iraq.

The missiles hit a house near the U.S. consulate in Kurdistan’s capital of Erbil and killed four people. Iran also claims to have struck ISIS targets in Syria. Since the Israel-Hamas war first began on Oct. 7, Iranian-backed militias have been attacking American bases in Iraq and Syria.

But yesterday was the first time Iran directly carried out a strike in the region. A U.S. State Department spokesman called it a “reckless attack” that “undermines Iraq’s stability.”

Iraq’s national security adviser denies the house was an Israeli spy base, saying it appears to have belonged to an Iraqi businessman.

Israel has not commented on whether it had any connection to the building.