Iranian missiles destroy house of prominent Kurdish oil businessman

The IRGC says it was targeting Israeli interests in Erbil, but the main victim of the 12-missile barrage appears to have been the private residence of the CEO of KAR Group, who has no known ties to Israel.
Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and Iraq's Kurdish Region Government Prime Minister, Masrour Barzani visit damaged areas after a missile attack by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during his official visit in Erbil, Iraq on March 14, 2022. (Photo by Iraq Prime Ministry Press Office /Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

ERBIL - A ballistic missile attack on Erbil claimed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) destroyed a house belonging to one of Kurdistan’s most prominent oil businessmen, and highlighted the ways in which Iran’s regional conflicts pose an ongoing threat to Iraq’s stability.

The IRGC launched 12 Fateh-110 missiles from northwestern Iran in the early hours of Sunday morning, several hundred kilometers from Erbil, capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq, according to Iranian state media.

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