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In the result of a missile strike on multiple military targets in Iraq killed 80 American military personnel. These data were provided by Iranian state television, reports Reuters.
It is noted that on Iranian TV of the victims of the attack called “American terrorists”. At the Pentagon, the information did not comment, but earlier information about victims have been reported.
On the night of 8 January, the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) of Iran has launched more than ten missiles in several sites in Iraq, which housed American military. Under fire hit the base Ein al-Assad airport in Erbil. In Tehran said that the response to the killing in Baghdad in an airstrike, the U.S. commander of special forces “al-Quds” major General Qassem Soleimani. The operation was called “Martyr Soleimani”.
Official data on victims, the destruction or loss of equipment as a result of the fire has not yet been reported. According to unconfirmed reports, could hurt the Iraqi security forces, but later sources in Baghdad denied it; also, there was information that when struck could be destroyed or damaged several fighters. In the U.S. Central command reported that the IRGC launched 15 missiles, of which 10 reached base Ein al-Assad, one hit the airport in Erbil and another four did not achieve the goals.
On the background of these events the US President Donald trump has been in the White house emergency meeting with key officials. Upon its completion the head of state did not make statements, only by writing on Twitter that “all is well”. In Tehran, meanwhile, threatened to strike at the Union United States middle East countries — Israel and the UAE — if their territory will fly the aircraft for retaliatory attacks on Iran.
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