BREAKING – Iran fires milles at US bases in Iraq

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

Daily Mail | Leah Simpson and Luke Kenton | Jan. 7, 2020

The rockets hit Ain Asad which houses US and coalition troops on Tuesday
  • 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
  • Iran state TV said ‘tens’ of surface-to-surface missiles were launched Tuesday 
  • Asad was hit by three barrages of missiles according to militarily sources 
  • The base for American and coalition troops continued to get pelted with rockets with forces taking a third round Tuesday night, according to militarily sources 
  • 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 alleged strike occurred just hours after a flurry of US airstrikes were carried out on militia bases in Western Iraq and Syria  

By Leah Simpson For and Luke Kenton For

Published: 16:49 EST, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 19:18 EST, 7 January 2020


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