Daily Mail: Iran fires TENS of ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq in operation ‘Martyr Soleimani’ after promising ‘crushing revenge’ for Trump’s decision to kill the top general in drone strike ping that round
Tehran has tonight launched a missile attack on two Iraqi air bases
The rockets hit Ain Asad which houses US and coalition troops
Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan – which provides facilities and services to at least hundreds of coalition personnel and CIA operatives – was also attacked
The Pentagon confirmed: ‘At approximately 5.30pm (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition’
Iran state TV said ‘tens’ of surface-to-surface missiles were launched Tuesday
It’s unclear if there are any casualties at the base where President Trump visited in December 2018
Local reports initially suggested that five rockets had struck the al-Taji military base situated 30km north of Baghdad, after ‘shelter in place’ sirens were heard
However, Kurdistan 24 reporter Barzan Sadiq later tweeted that the base was calm on Tuesday night and suggested the purported attack was likely just a drill
Reports of the strike occurred just hours after a flurry of US airstrikes were carried out on militia bases in Western Iraq and Syria
Tehran has tonight launched missile attack on two US bases in Iraq housing US and coalition troops, defense sources have revealed.
The Al Asad airbase in western Iraq – where Trump visited in December 2018 – was reported to have been hit by 35 missiles fired from inside Iran.
And a US site in Erbil, in Iraqi Kurdistan, which provides facilities and services to at least hundreds of coalition personnel and CIA operatives, was also hit.
Iranian state TV said ‘tens’ of surface-to-surface missiles were launched Tuesday by the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division that controls the country’s missile program.
They reported the operation’s name was ‘Martyr Soleimani’ – named after the general killed in a US drone strike.
The Pentagon confirmed the attacks in a statement.
‘At approximately 5.30pm (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.’
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