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IRAN FIRES DOZENS OF ROCKETS AT TWO IRAQI MILITARY BASES HOSTING US TROOPS

At the wee hours of today, Iran fires series of missile attacks on US facilities in northern Iraq. This include the Ain al-Asad military base where US troops are stationed.

However, this is coming less than a week after  United States killed Qassem Soleimani, one of Iran’s top generals. 

The Iranian state television has said that the Revolutionary Guard had attacked Ain al-Asad airbase. And Iran is threatening “more crushing responses” if the US launched any fresh attacks following the Iran’s action.

Also in another statement, Iran has warned all US allies in its region to expect attack if they allow their countries to be used for attacking them.

Reliable reports stated that 13 rockets had been fired at Ain al-Asad airbase and there had also been an attack on facilities close to the airport in Erbil.

Nevertheless, the rocket strikes is coming less than a week after the US attack on Soleimani.

Soleimani was killed near Baghdad’s international airport. He was killed with Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several others.

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Back in United States, the Pentagon confirmed more than a dozen rockets had been launched against US military and coalition forces in Iraq.

And it confirmed that iran fires missiles at USA troop in Iran.

Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman stated thus:

“We are working on initial battle damage assessments,” “We will take all necessary measures to protect and defend US personnel, partners and allies in the region.”

Interestingly, there was no immediate reports of casualties.

Moreover, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived at the White House late on Tuesday.

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An official said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the attacks and Trump is monitoring the situation closely.

On Tuesday, Mark Esper said the United States should expect retaliation from Iran over the killing of Soleimani who was commander of the elite Quds Force.

However Reportngr.com gathered that dozens of people were killed in stampede at Quassem Soleimani’s burial.

Source: Aljazeera.com

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