Was Iran Behind Attack on U.S. Forces in Iraq’s Erbil?

Erbil is the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. U.S. forces have concentrated there after withdrawing from a half-dozen places across Iraq in 2020.

Details emerged on Tuesday after a deadly attack on a base housing U.S. and coalition forces at Erbil International Airport on Monday evening. Two rocket launchers, capable of firing salvos of 10 rockets each, were found attached to a vehicle that had been blown up near Erbil. Erbil is the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. US forces have been concentrated there after withdrawing from a half dozen of places across Iraq in 2020. In September, pro-Iranian militias targeted Erbil with rockets. Iran also targeted Erbil in its January rocket fire at US forces.

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