Iran has finally decided to strike back at the US military in a retaliatory salvo of missiles, after the Pentagon ordered to kill one of its most famous generals last week.
The hostile US action proved that they were out of military options, after Yemen struck the largest oil refinery in the world, and Iran downed a US drone that entered Iranian airspace in the Persian Gulf.
The Iraqi government in Baghdad have asked all foreign military forces to leave the country, with the Canadians and Croatians taking the lead in removing their troops from Iraq.
However Iran was no so patient anymore and the IRGC’s attack on the US military facilities in Iraq comes hours after Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps official Maj. Gen. Mortada Qurbani announced that they were ready to destroy US and European bases in the region.
The IRGC confirmed early Wednesday morning to Press TV that Ayn al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq was hit after tens of missiles were fired toward the facility, which contains US forces.
Early reports on the situation say anywhere between six to 30 rockets were fired at the base and “rounds are still coming in,” according to VOA News’ Carla Babb.
Iran’s Fars news agency labeled the reported Iranian ballistic missiles fired at the US base as “hard revenge” in a translated social media post. Iran also fired five additional missiles at the US consulate in Erbil.
The missile attack on the US military in Iraq were advanced missiles—the Qaim 1 and Fahad-110—possessing advanced guidance and control capable of pinpoint precision.
Iran had used these weapons previously, striking targets inside Syria affiliated with the Islamic State. Israel is now preparing to attack Iran with WMD’s which could trigger an all out war in the Middle East.
The US military is under a massive missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short range ballistic missiles. All over the country,” said a senior US military source stationed in Iraq, reported Fox News‘ Jennifer Griffin.
US officials have yet to comment on the number of service members injured or killed in the strike. US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the Ayn al-Asad Air Base strike and is monitoring the situation, the White House announced, according to Reuters.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.