WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it had submitted a proposal to U.S. President Joe Biden to respond to the rocket attacks that targeted U.S. military base near the Erbil International Airport in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) on Monday.
The Pentagon indicated that it is seriously studying all options and working with local partners to find the perpetrators and hold them accountable.
On Monday, several rockets landed in and around Erbil International Airport, including in residential areas in the Ankawa suburb.
At least one person was killed in the attack and a dozen others injured, in addition to material damage to a number of houses and commercial interests, according to the Ministry of the Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
A group calling itself Saraya Awliya al-Dam (the Avengers of Blood Companies), with alleged ties to Iran, has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Several Arab and Western countries condemned the violent attack.