Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps claimed an attack on “spy centers” in Iraq and ISIS targets in Syria on Monday night, constituting a major escalation in the regional conflict as the Israel-Hamas war marks 100 days.
Reuters reported that explosions were heard around 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Erbil — the capital of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq — close to the US consulate at 11:30 p.m. local time (3:30 p.m. ET). Two civilians were killed and five were injured, according to the outlet.
Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament Hemn Hawrami said in a post on X that prominent businessman Peshraw Dizaiy was killed in the attacks alongside four members of his family.