Iran fires missiles at US targets in Iraq

Source : 112 Ukraine

Iranian rockets hit two Iraqi bases hosting US troops amid escalating tensions in the response to US killing of Iran's Soleimani
11:26, 8 January 2020

Iran has fired more than a dozen rockets at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops early on January 8, 2020, the Pentagon confirmed, DW reported.

The missiles struck the Ain Assad airbase, which hosts the largest US deployment in Iraq, along with a military installation hosting international forces near Irbil.

The Iraqi military has said 22 ballistic missiles were fired at two bases used by US and coalition forces in Iraq, as Iran claimed responsibility and dozens of casualties, in a dramatic development of the crisis sparked by the killing of Qassem Suleimani. Three minutes later Iranian media have reported a second wave of missiles.

Iran has threatened to strike Dubai and Haifa in Israel if the US responds to its ballistic missiles attack, Ali Arouziб NBC's Tehran correspondent, reported. Meanwhile, Dubai-based Emirates Airline has canceled flights into Baghdad.

At least 80 US "terrorists" were killed in the missile attack, Iranian state TV has announced. They claim 15 missiles were launches and that they have 100 other US targets in sight if the US takes any retaliatory measures. No missiles were intercepted, a government spokesman added. The US is still assessing casualties and damage.

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