Al-Araji visits site of Iranian attack

Iraq’s National Security Advisor disputes claims that airstrike hit Mossad headquarters in Erbil

ERBIL, January 16 — National Security Advisor Qassim Al-Araji confirmed on Tuesday that an Iranian missile strike had targeted a civilian’s residence the previous night, denying claims that the site was an Israeli intelligence headquarters as baseless.

Al-Araji shared his denial via a post to X (formerly Twitter):

We visited the residence of the businessman targeted in Erbil last night, accompanied by members of the investigative committee, and it became evident that the claims about targeting a Mossad headquarters are baseless. We continue meetings with security agencies in the region, and we will submit a report to the respected Commander-in-Chief.