At the same time, there were reports that explosions were heard in the sky of the city. As a result, all air traffic stopped at Erbil International Airport, Reuters reported, citing three Iraqi security sources.
Last week, an armed drone was shot down at a base where American forces are stationed at Erbil airport. The Islamic Resistance Group in Iraq, which includes several factions linked to Iran, said it was behind a drone attack on the base.
According to Iran's Fars News Agency, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard claims to have struck a spy camp belonging to the Israeli intelligence service Mossad.
The claim of Mossad's existence has not been confirmed. Israel did not comment on the attack, which occurred on Monday evening, Norwegian time.
Two American officials told Reuters that no American buildings or people should be affected by the attack on Erbil.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard also announced, on Monday evening, that it had attacked ISIS in Aleppo, Syria, in response to recent terrorist attacks in Iran.
Two weeks ago, nearly 100 people were killed and many injured in an attack in Kerman, in the southeast of the country. Two suicide bombers were behind the attack on the memorial ceremony for General Qassem Soleimani.
ISIS claimed responsibility.
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