The night that the world has been waiting on the edge of their seats for might be here, as late-breaking reports indicated that Iran — not an Iranian militia — but the country itself, has fired a barrage of dozens of missiles at Al Asad air base in Iraq, where U.S. troops are housed.
Video footage of the missile launch, presumably from Iran state television news, can be seen below.
– Dozens of Missiles Hit U.S. Air Bases In Iraq
– Iran Claims Responsibility
– Number of Casualties Unknown
– Iran Warns of More "Crushing Responses"
– Pres. Trump Being Briefed & Weighing Optionshttps://t.co/oqZ3fv00kC pic.twitter.com/jkB6eMSke1
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 8, 2020
The retaliatory strike comes just days after Iran’s Supreme Leader proclaimed that there would be “harsh” retaliation for the U.S. drone strike, authorized by President Donald Trump, that killed their top military commander, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on Twitter just minutes ago that the president is aware of the attacks and is currently being briefed with his National Security team at the White House.
“We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team,” Grisham tweeted.
We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team.
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) January 7, 2020
Reports have begun to emerge regarding the type of ballistic missiles that were likely fired at the base.
Since Iran fired these missile from Iranian territory they are likely the FATEH Ballistic missiles with a 300km (186 mile) range. Iran is bragging about their capability. https://t.co/5xA2Apvi8M
— Malcolm Nance (@MalcolmNance) January 8, 2020
This story will be updated as breaking news events warrant.
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