The German, French, Italian, British and US governments on Friday condemned Wednesday’s attacks in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where a rocket was fired Friday at Erbil airport.
“Our governments will work together to support the Iraqi government in its investigation into these attacks.”
“We unanimously reaffirm that attacks on US and coalition workers and partners will not be tolerated, and reiterate our determination to continue the fight against Dash,” the statement continued.
Kurdish officials say a rocket aimed at Erbil airport, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, fell for the first time Wednesday evening, signaling an unprecedented increase in the number of weapons used to target U.S. troops stationed there.
The attack by pro-Iranian militant groups in Iraq is being hailed by experts as an attempt to put an end to any foreign military presence in their country, especially the Washington-led anti-jihadi coalition.
Dozens of attacks have targeted Western military and diplomatic installations in Iraq, including the United States, since the fall of 2019.
The US-led international coalition has been operating in Iraq since 2014 to assist local forces in the fight against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).
The German, French, Italian, British and American governments “strongly” condemned Wednesday’s attacks in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, where a rocket aimed at Erbil airport was reported in a joint statement. “Together, our government and the pro-Iraqi government are responsible for investigating these attacks …
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