Russia’s TASS news agency has announced the initial damage of two US bases in Iraq following a missile strike from Iran early in the morning on January 8.
Initial information about the damage showed that, at Ayn al-Asad Air Base, many military aircraft were destroyed and damaged. There is no specific figure yet because the US is continuing to assess the impact of the Iranian missile attack on the aircraft in this base.
Meanwhile, according to information from Al Mayadeen TV channel, “one of the military aircraft was destroyed while parked on the runway of the air base”. Ayn al-Asad is now asking for help from the US forces in Iraq.
|Image of Ayn al-Asad base attacked.|
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) says more than 80 American soldiers have been killed and about 200 injured in IRGC-launched missile attacks against Ayn al-Asad base where there are many US troops were stationed in Anbar province, western Iraq, at dawn on January 8.
“According to accurate reports of our regional sources, at least 80 American soldiers were killed and 200 wounded – and immediately removed from the base by helicopter.
Despite the fact that Americans are on high alert, their air defenses are still unable to respond, “the IRGC said in a statement.
Experts say that the reason Iran chose the Ayn al-Asad Air Base to start the first vengeance campaign is because this is the second largest US air base in Iraq, and the garrison of US-led coalition coalition.
This is the base symbolizing the US power in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and also the base with the largest number of troops stationed in Iraq.
In particular, in December 2018, US President Trump visited US forces stationed at Al-Assad base in Iraq, this is the first time the US President conducted a visit to a military force stationed at a base. in another country.
The attack on Ayn al-Asad base served as a warning to President Trump. As soon as the attack occurred, White House communications director Stephanie Grisham reported to President Trump about the attack on US air bases in Iraq.
“We have received reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The president has been informed and is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with his national security team. “, director Stephanie Grisham said.
According to the director, the US has also prepared a number of scenarios to attack Iran in response to the rocket attack on bases in Iraq. However, the official did not disclose further information.