19 May 2024
Iraqi base damaged after Iranian missile attack 5

Iraqi base damaged after Iranian missile attack 5

Some hangars and structures at al-Asad base, Iraq were damaged after Iran's missile attack on January 8.

Satellite photos released yesterday by Planet Labs showed that hangars located next to the light aircraft runway of the Ain al-Asad base, on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, were hit by a ballistic missile launched from

Experts predict that some US CV-22 helicopters in the hangar could be damaged or destroyed after being hit by missiles.

These locations are all located far from the resting and hiding places of US military units and the anti-IS coalition at al-Asad base.

Iran launched 22 missiles at two bases where US soldiers were stationed in Iraq, al-Asad and Irbil, to avenge the death of Major General Qassem Soleimani.

Iran also previously announced that it had completed its retaliatory attack and `does not seek escalation of war but will defend itself against any invasion`.

Hangars and structures at al-Asad base, Iraq were damaged after Iran’s missile attack on January 8.

US officials believe that Iran proactively chose these two bases to attack in order to cause minimal damage and avoid casualties to US forces stationed, possibly to avoid a fierce US response.

Missile fragments recovered by the Iraqi government show that Iran can use Qiam short-range ballistic missiles to attack US forces, in addition, variants of the Fateh-110 series can be used.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said early warning capabilities, timely intelligence information and `defensive measures and techniques` helped prevent casualties in the raid.

Fox News reported that satellite images show no signs that the US deployed the Patriot air defense missile complex at al-Asad base, where 1,500 US soldiers are stationed.

Iraqi base damaged after Iranian missile attack

The crater left by Iran’s missiles

Iranian missiles gouge holes in Iraq.

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