British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the attacks on US-led forces in northern Iraq were “an outrageous and unacceptable act”.
“Last night’s attack on coalition forces and civilians in Erbil is a heinous and unacceptable act … Iraqis will not forgive armed factions that endanger Iraq’s stability,” Raab wrote in a tweet on Twitter.
Last night’s attack on @Coalition Forces and civilians in Erbil were outrageous & unacceptable. Iraqis won’t forgive militias putting Iraq’s stability at risk. My thoughts are with those injured. UK stands fully behind @Superstyle & @marsr_two to hold perpetrators to account
– Dominic Raab (@DominicRaab) February 16, 2021
The RT correspondent in Iraq had reported that mortar shells had fallen in the vicinity of Erbil International Airport in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and added that three mortar shells fell within the vicinity of Erbil International Airport, while the area witnessed heavy security deployment and cut off some roads in the surrounding area.
For his part, the spokesman for the International Coalition, Colonel Wayne Maruto, announced that targeting the coalition forces in Erbil with indirect fire resulted in the killing of one civilian contractor and the wounding of 6 others, including an American soldier.