Operation Martyr Soleimani

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Iran ballistic missile striking Al Assad American air base in Iraq

 

IRGC has confirmed firing 13 missiles at the Ain al-Assad Air Base. 

The al-Assad base houses US & UK troops & is the 2nd largest in Iraq.

 

IRGC warns any retaliation will be met with a larger attack.

 

There are 6,000 US troops stationed in 8 main bases in Iraq & 50k+ within 27 US bases surrounding Iran.

 

Reports coming of rockets falling in Erbil.

 

 

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Al-Taji Base has been hit by 5 rockets fired from within Iraq

 

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Solomeini's body is now being lowered into the ground. This means they're satisfied that vengence has been taken & signals there won't be further attacks.

 

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More accurate info:

The Iraqi military said in a statement that 22 missiles were launched on the Ain al-Asad air base and a base in Erbil between 1:45am and 2:15am, but there were no casualties among Iraqi forces.

 

It said two of the 17 missiles targeting Ain al-Asad base did not go off.

 

The five on Erbil all targeted coalition headquarters.

 

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danmanjones's picture

US media...

So far no US casualties reported - this is key to averting a major war rn.

Framing this as revenge for Soleimani (implies self-defense).

Trump to give speech shortly.

Trump is unwell, will give speech tonight.

Trump will give a speech tomorrow.

 

Iran media...

Made it clear this is a single attack as revenge for Solomeini, not looking to escalate.

Hardcore sabre rattling for domestic consumption.

 

My 2c:

This could be an agreed-upon attack with advanced warning to avoid major casualties (all US bases in Iraq have bunkers). The fact that this is the first time a country has attacked America in decades, along with a bunch of bluster from Tehran could be enough to assert themselves. Nobody has to actually die. Iran knows that the death of US troops will force Trump further into the neocon trap.

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Needless_Kane's picture

WWIII

 

Image result for get on with it

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Pantysoaker's picture

Iran: We will destroy america!

Iraq: Wut da fuk?

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 ‎1 person, ‎smiling, ‎possible text that says '‎البيضاني صالح @salehalbaydani به قاعدة انها وسطاء عبر واشنطن ابلغت طهران ان والإعلان وجهها، ماء #سليماني بساعات، القصف هذا جراء صفرا الأمريكية البشرية الخسائر ستكون حي! المسر هو by Tehran has informed Washington through mediators that it will bomb a base #عين_الاسد In Anbar, Iraq, to save face, and announce that this is the response that have vowed to kill #سليماني Therefore, America evacuated the base hours before the bombing, and therefore also the American human losses will be zero as a result of this theater bombing! 7, 2020 Twitter for Android‎'‎‎‎

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danmanjones's picture

It's doubtful troops were evacuated, they can just hide in the bunkers.

 

No US lives lost = no major domestic pressure on Trump to escelate.

Direct attack on US = Iranian hardliners can boast to their people.

Funny how the militaries of 2 supposed enemies can save each other from civilians like that.

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blue_devil's picture

Didn't Iran claim 80 dead in the attack ?

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danmanjones's picture

There are some crazy media sites in Iran, just like in the US. Iran has not claimed any casualties. The announcement from Iran's foreign minister is up there ^^ above Trump's tweet.

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stokkebye's picture

Trump just said he aint doing shit, so calm the fuck down!

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