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Missile attack on U.S. base in Iraq launched from Iran

At least 12 missiles were fired on Sunday by the US embassy in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, Iraqi security officials said. The U.S. Secretary of Defense said the arrows were launched in the city from neighboring Iran.

Iraqi and US officials have provided separate accounts of the damage. A second U.S. official has said no casualties and no casualties at any US government agency, but Iraqi officials have said several missiles hit the U.S. ambassador. The consulate building is new and unoccupied at the moment.

The U.S. Secretary of Defense, who did not want to be named because of the details, said it was still unclear how many shots were fired and where they ended up.

Iraqi security officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties in the attack, which happened just after midnight and caused extensive damage to the area. They mentioned the condition of their disclosure in accordance with the regulations.
One Iraqi official said the ballistic missiles were fired in Iran, without elaborating. U.S. officials could not confirm the type of arrow.

 



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