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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 5:40 AM
    Last Update : Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 5:34 AM

Protesters in Erbil Denounce Iranian Attack on Iraq’s Kurdistan

(AWP) - Protesters gathered outside the office of the United Nations Mission to Iraq in the city of Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region, on Tuesday to condemn an Iranian missile attack that local authorities said killed four people and injured others.

Omed Khoshnaw, the Governor of Erbil, said in a speech during the protests, “The targeting of civilians in Erbil with missiles and mass killing is an unethical and international crime. Erbil is a city of peaceful coexistence and a place that embraces guests, whether displaced or disadvantaged. Erbil has always been raising the banner of humanity and peace in Kurdistan and Iraq.”

The Governor called on the UN to intervene to stop the Iranian attacks on Iraqi territory, and also called on the central government in Baghdad to take a “firm stance” against these attacks.

Rondik Hassan, one of the protestors, said, “We will continue with our protests until our voices are heard all over the world. We came here to protest the Iranian attacks on Erbil.”

The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Security Council announced that four people were killed and others wounded in an overnight attack by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) with ballistic missiles targeting certain sites in the region.

Iran’s state-run Press TV quoted an Iranian foreign ministry spokesman as saying the strikes carried out by the IRGC were part of Iran’s actions against those “violating the country’s security.”