Another Civilian Injured in Erbil Rocket Attack Dies
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Another Civilian Injured in Erbil Rocket Attack Dies

ERBIL — One of the people injured in the Erbil rocket attack on 15th February died today at a hospital in the Kurdistan Region capital, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Nawaf Rashid, 24, had suffered injuries during the rocket attack and he succumbed to his injuries despite the efforts to save his life by medical experts.

Rashid was originally from Ramadi, Iraqi western province of Anbar.

On 15th February at 21:30 Local Time (+3 GMT), 14 rockets were fired towards Erbil International Airport, some of which landed on civilian neighborhoods.

The attack killed one civilian contractor working with the US-led Global Coalition forces at the airport and injured four others. One US service member also suffered injuries, according to official reports.

Outside the airport, three civilians, including Syrian refugees, were wounded.

The US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and many other European and Gulf countries condemned the attack and expressed solidarity with the people of Kurdistan Region.

Soon after the attack, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani held a phone conversation with his Iraqi counterpart to agree on a joint investigation.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on the same day, called PM Barzani and expressed Washington’s full support for the investigation to hold the perpetrators accountable.