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Iraqi Kurdistan comes under missile attack: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Picture provided on May 1, 2020, shows the aftermath of a missile strike targeting a district in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region's Erbil Province.

At least six missiles have reportedly been fired towards the Erbil Province in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region.

The projectiles landed near an oil refinery in the province's Khabat Districe on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing the region's officials.

Sabereen News, a Telegram channel associated with Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), an umbrella anti-terror group, said eight projectiles had been fired towards the area from the direction of Kremlis, a Christian-populated village near the city of Mosul in the northern Iraqi Nineveh Province.

Some of the projectiles landed in Khabat, said the channel, which also provided some pictures of the immediate aftermath of the attack.

Kurdistan's officials said the missiles landed near a refinery belonging to the domestic energy company, the KAR Group. The company belongs to Kurdish businessman Baz Karim Barzanji.

Back in March, a dozen ballistic missiles were fired towards a villa belonging to Barzanji, which had turned into secret bases for the Israeli regime’s Mossad spy agency in the Kurdistan region.

Sabereen News reported at the time that the attack had targeted two Mossad training centers.

Lebanon's al-Mayadeen news network also reported back then that Mossad’s bases had been “fully razed to the ground and a number of Israeli mercenaries were killed or injured” in the precision strike.

No person or group has claimed responsibility for those attacks.

The United States' interests in Iraq have, however, been the target of numerous such attacks in the past, a number of which have been claimed by Iraq's resistance groups.

The groups have vowed to keep up their operations as long as the occupation forces remain in the Arab country.

They have also vowed not to brook any presence or activity by the Israeli regime--Washington's most important regional ally--against Iraq's sovereignty.

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