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Iraq recalls ambassador from Iran following strike on Erbil

Iraq recalls ambassador from Iran following strike on Erbil Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Iraq on Tuesday, January 16, decided to recall its ambassador from Iran in response to Iranian missile strikes on Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Koerdisch Nieuws.

Iraq recalled its Iranian ambassador and requested an audience with the Iranian embassy's ambassador in Baghdad. This occurred after Iran launched a missile strike on Erbil in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

In Baghdad, it was stated that Iraq's ambassador, Naseer Abdel Mohsen, was recalled "for consultations regarding Iran's recent attacks."

Iran's strike on Erbil, Iraq

Late in the evening on January 15, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran carried out a series of strikes on the city of Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan region in Iraq. It is noted that the strikes targeted eight locations near the U.S. Consulate. Shortly after, Erbil airport suspended operations following a "very harsh bombardment." At least four people were reported dead as a result of the shelling of the city of Erbil.

Later, it was revealed that during Iran's attack on the city of Erbil in Iraq, Kurdish businessman Peshraw Dzayi and several members of his family were killed. He owned several major companies, including Empire and Falcon Group.