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Rocket Attack on Erbil

February 16, 2021

Episode Notes:

On Tuesday, a barrage of rockets fell on the predominantly Kurdish city of Erbil in northern Iraq. Six people were wounded and a contractor for the American military was killed. Journalist Wladimir van Wilgenburg joins us to discuss what happened and what it means for the region.


[ 00:36 ] What happened in Erbil?

[ 01:45 ] What do we know about who carried this out?

[ 02:53 ] Why now?

[ 05:21 ] How has the Kurdistan Regional Government responded?

[ 07:27 ] What's been the reaction among ordinary citizens of Erbil?

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