January 8, 2020 / 1:58 AM / 18 days ago

German soldiers in Erbil are fine after attack - Bundeswehr

BERLIN (Reuters) - German soldiers in Erbil are all fine after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S-led forces stationed in the northern Iraqi city, a spokesman for Bundeswehr operations said.

Iran launched the attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday, hours after the funeral of an Iranian commander whose killing in a U.S. drone strike has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East. [nL1N29D006]

“I’m in contact with the comrades in Erbil. They are doing well considering the circumstances,” the Bundeswehr spokesman said.

Some 115 German soldiers are stationed in Erbil.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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