The United States has condemned the latest Iranian missile and drone attack on the Iraqi Kurdistan region, which reportedly killed an American citizen residing in the area.
Iran International learned late on Wednesday that a US citizen named Omar Mahmoudzadeh, aka Chicho, has been killed in the IRGC's missile and drone attacks against the positions of Kurdish groups opposed to the Islamic Republic in Iraqi Kurdistan. He lived in the US since 1990s.
The Erbil Emergency has confirmed to Iran International’s correspondent that a pregnant woman named Reyhaneh has been killed in the IRGC drone and missile strikes on Wednesday.
Condemning the unprovoked attacks, the US CENTCOM said, “Such indiscriminate attacks threaten innocent civilians & risk the hard-fought stability of the region. No US forces were wounded or killed as a result of strikes."
The CENTCOM also announced that "US forces brought down an Iranian Mohajer-6 drone headed in the direction of Erbil as it appeared as a threat to CENTCOM forces in the area. CENTCOM forces, in support of partnered forces in Iraq, are assessing the situation.”
The US State Department also condemned Iran's use of ballistic missiles and drone attacks against the Iraqi Kurdistan region, calling it "an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity." “We further condemn comments from Iran government’s threatening additional attacks against Iraq.”
Amid nationwide protests in Iran sparked by the death in custody of a Kurdish girl, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard attacked the region for the fifth consecutive day, apparently aimed at intimidating the Kurds.