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Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra 

13 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

Iran claimed responsibility Sunday for a barrage of ballistic missiles that hit northern Iraq just after midnight, striking several kilometers from a U.S. compound and drawing sharp condemnation from the Iraqi and U.S. capitals.

The semiofficial Fars news agency said that Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps had launched "powerful missiles" in response for what it described as "recent crimes of the fake Zionist regime," an apparent reference to the killing of two of its members last week in Syria, which it has blamed on Israel.

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