Monday, October 25, 2021

Missile attack on Al Assad Air Base in Iraq


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at
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An Iranian source confirmed that Ein al-Assad’s base in Iraq’s Anbar province, where US troops are stationed, was hit by rockets or missiles.

AFP also reported that four missiles had hit the base.

In response to a question, the US Central Command, Centcom, said it was aware of the reports but declined to comment.

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Fars News Agency close to the Revolutionary Guards also wrote in a short news release: “Some news sources report that Iranian ballistic missiles were fired at the US base in Iraq.”

The semi-official Fars News Agency released the news with the headline “Hard revenge / fist on the Americans”.

Al-Miyadin reports that “eleven (unconfirmed) ballistic missiles hit the Ein al-Assad air base, which is home to US forces.”

The source also said that an explosion was heard in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

“Under Iranian missile strikes. These are either cruise missiles or short range ballistic missiles throughout the country,” Jennifer Griffin, a Fox News correspondent, quoted a US military source in Iraq as saying on Twitter.

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