The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq yesterday denied reports of the presence and "targeting [of] an Israeli intelligence center in the region."
"Several media organisations in the region circulated reports claiming that an Israeli intelligence base had been targeted in the Kurdistan Region, leading to the death and injury of some of its employees," KRG spokesperson, Jotiar Adil, told reporters.
He described the rumours as "baseless", stressing that it was not the "first time the KRG has denied an Israeli presence in the Kurdistan region."
"As we have said multiple times in the past, Israel does not have any interests in the Kurdistan region and there is no Israeli citizen in the Kurdistan region," Adil was quoted by Rudaw as saying.
He noted that the claims were aiming at "conspiring against the Kurdistan region." "We are disappointed by these irresponsible claims and reject these baseless accusations which are intended to undermine and disrupt the Kurdistan region," Adil reiterated.