Statement Regarding Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Unprovoked Attack in Iraq's Erbil Governorate

Statement from U.S. CENTCOM Spokesperson Joe Buccino
September 28, 2022

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US Central Command condemns the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ unprovoked attack in Iraq’s Erbil Governorate this morning. Such indiscriminate attacks threaten innocent civilians and risk the hard-fought stability of the region.
No US forces were wounded or killed as a result of the strikes and there is no damage to US equipment.
At approximately 2:10 PM local time, US forces brought down an Iranian Mojer-6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle headed in the direction of Erbil as it appeared as a threat to CENTCOM forces in the area.
CENTCOM personnel operate in Iraq at the invitation of the Government of Iraq to advise, assist, and enable partner forces in the ensuring the lasting defeat of ISIS.
CENTCOM forces, in support of partnered forces in Iraq, are assessing the situation.