As promised: Iran strikes US bases with ballistic missiles


January 8, 2020 at 1:30 local time (coincides with Moscow time.) Iran launched a ballistic and cruise missile strike at US military facilities in Iraq. Ain al-Assad air base and an airfield near the city of Erbil were attacked. The responsibility for this was assumed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which had already warned Washington "of more crushing responses in the event of any attack."


During a successful operation called “The Martyr of Suleimani,” the brave warriors of the IRGC Air Force defeated an American terrorist and inflicted an air strike on the US base Ain al-Assad

- said in a statement by the IRGC of Iran.

They have already confirmed from the Pentagon that Tehran fired more than ten missiles at US military facilities in Iraq. This was stated by the assistant to the head of the public relations department Jonathan Hoffman.

It is clear that these missiles were fired from Iran and aimed at at least two Iraqi military bases, which host US military and coalition personnel in Assad and Erbil

said Hoffman.

Hoffman clarified that the US military at the bases were in advance notified about the impending attack by the Iranians. He stressed that Washington will take all necessary measures to protect personnel, as well as US allies in the region. According to preliminary data, there are no casualties among Americans. The damage is calculated and consultations of representatives of the USA and Iraq “at the highest level” are held. By the way, US President Donald Trump has already stated that "everything is in order."


In turn, the Iranian television channel Press TV claims that as a result of the retaliation operation, 80 people were killed at American facilities in Iraq. At the same time, the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Javad Zarif, wrote on his Twitter account that Iran took proportional measures for self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, according to which, members of the organization are not limited in the right to individual self-defense in case of attack. He added that Iran does not seek escalation or war, but will defend itself against any aggression.
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  1. Pivander Offline
    Pivander (Alex) 8 January 2020 09: 33
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    Normul. The coffins of the invaders rushed home.
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 January 2020 11: 39
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      Pivander
      And where are the "coffins" and whose? So far, they only reliably write about: the death toll in a stampede during a farewell to Iranian General Kassem Suleymani exceeded 50 people. More than 200 were affected.

      https://www.ntv.ru/novosti/2275420/

      What I sincerely condolences to the Iranian people.
  2. Alexzn Online
    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 09: 45
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    Iran strikes US bases with ballistic missiles

    The attacks fell on the Iraqi bases used by the Americans. The coffins didn’t rush anywhere, the dead Iraqis were buried on the spot.
    It is very likely that everyone is happy (except for the dead Iraqis). To be continued?
    1. Arkharov Offline
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 8 January 2020 11: 48
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      The most interesting thing is that Iran remembered international law? !!!!!
  3. Afinogen Offline
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 8 January 2020 10: 35
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    According to preliminary data, there are no casualties among Americans

    Well, then the price of such revenge is worthless, because according to Muslim laws, revenge is blood for blood. Of course, while nothing is known, BUT, I think, if 80 Americans died, then the Americans would immediately inflict a massive blow to Iran. And if Trump is in a good mood and says that “everything is in order”, vague doubts torment me. But is it not staged retribution? Iran said - we need to answer, otherwise we will lose face, the Americans said - okay, we will remove all our people and equipment, leave the old and decommissioned, shoot. All production countries will benefit from such a staging. Even Russia - oil has risen in price.
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 12: 00
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      And if Trump is in a good mood and says that “everything is in order”, vague doubts torment me

      But what, he should run with tears or roar openly on TV.
      1. Afinogen Offline
        Afinogen (Afinogen) 8 January 2020 18: 39
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        If even one American died, he would not run joyful and would not say - "everything is fine."
        1. Arkharov Offline
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 10 January 2020 16: 15
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          Quote: Athenogen
          If even one American died, he would not run joyful and would not say - "everything is fine."

          I think no one in Iran would be particularly happy running there.
      2. cmonman Offline
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 8 January 2020 21: 50
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        But what, he should run with tears or roar openly on TV.

        If there were victims, he would have said in plain text. “Ichtamnet” in the USA does not pass - lies and silence are punishable.
        By the way, here's a sample of “ichtamnet” - mercenaries in Russia are prohibited and prosecuted by law, but here they are treated for free with your money !!!

        The Russian clinic secretly treats the injured fighters of the Cheka Vagner.

        https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-russian-clinic-treated-mercenaries-114239927.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=ma

        The St. Petersburg clinic, managed and partially owned by people associated with President Vladimir Putin, provides medical assistance to Russian mercenaries injured abroad, according to three people who know how they are being treated.

        Previously reported medical assistance to private military contractors wounded in hostilities abroad, including in Libya and Syria, shows that militants received indirect support from the country's elite, even though the Kremlin denies that they are fighting abroad on her behalf.

        The clinic is owned by a large insurance company AO Sogaz, which is one of its senior officials and owners, relatives of Putin and other persons associated with the president, according to the SPARK database, which combines data from business registries.
        The clinic’s director general, Vladislav Baranov, also maintains business relations with Putin’s eldest daughter Maria. Reuters has no evidence of her daughter's involvement with military contractors.

        Baranov told Reuters by telephone: “Forget about our clinics, this is my advice for you.” In response to written questions, he said: "I do not want to communicate with you."
        Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: "We have no information about this." The Ministry of Defense, Sogaz and Putin’s daughter did not respond to requests for comment.

        The clinic, which opened in 2010, is one of a number of private medical institutions that Sogaz opened throughout Russia, according to the company's website.
        According to a former Wagner fighter who was undergoing treatment at the clinic, the Sogaz clinic has been offering services to Wagner fighters since at least 2016. He said that in recent years he has been treated for injury in the same clinic, along with five or six other wounded mercenaries. He was injured in Syria, said Wagner unit commander Alexander Kuznetsov.

        Well, etc. By the way, in this business many relatives of Putin are tied up - read, it will be very interesting !!!!
        1. isofat Offline
          isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 23: 53
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          Quote: cmonman
          If there were victims, he would have said in plain text. “Ichtamnet” in the USA does not pass - lies and silence are punishable.

          cmonman why then is the US called the empire of lies and deception? This is not what I came up with. For example, the same Trump said not so long ago that the US media are enemies of the American people and distributors of fakes. Everyone has heard.
  4. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 11: 55
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    Handsome Iranians, well done. They gave a decent answer for their General. This I understand, for their people they tear minke whales, even knowing that there could be disastrous consequences for them. Respect and honor to the Iranians, and good luck in this difficult battle with the enemy.
  5. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 12: 10
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    Well, at least someone brave was found and spoke out against the Stripov lawlessness. This I understand, they even tried in such a way to resist the Stripov system and break it.
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  6. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 12: 13
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    And where was their vaunted PATRIOT system? Which according to them, with a bang intercepts any missiles.
  7. Urine merkana and tail, and straight!
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    steelmaker 8 January 2020 12: 21
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    The fact that Iran answered, was not afraid, deserves respect. The United States will never tell the truth about its victims. And certainly no one warned the Americans. Then the United States would boast of better air defense. The United States is not ready for war; Trump has elections. And the Iranians will respond to any US strike, they have enough missiles. And if Iran and the United States do not agree, then a great war is coming!
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 12: 22
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    Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    Handsome Iranians, well done. They gave a decent answer for their General. This I understand, for their people they tear minke whales, even knowing that there could be disastrous consequences for them. Respect and honor to the Iranians, and good luck in this difficult battle with the enemy.

    Do you have such humor?
    80 Iraqis banged for the liquidation of Suleymani. Beauties!
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 12: 32
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      So far, there has not even been any talk and news about Iraqis. Even the minke whales themselves do not know what happened there, and you have already attributed the Iraqis here.
    2. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 12: 49
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      80 Iraqis banged for the liquidation of Suleymani. Beauties!

      And they are handsome in that: They tried to at least somehow resist them. Unlike other countries that play to their tune.
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      Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 8 January 2020 14: 24
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      AlexZN (Alexander), do you already know that all the killed Iraqis? Did the CIA report this to you?
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 13: 05
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    80 Iraqis banged for the liquidation of Suleymani. Beauties!
    And they are handsome in that: They tried to at least somehow resist them. Unlike other countries that play to their tune.

    Beautifully answered! As is customary in the East. When caricatures of Muhammad appeared in Denmark, a crowd of Afghan Muslims went to smash the embassy ... of Holland. Here is the same story. At first, at the funeral, without the help of the Americans, they crushed themselves, and then they decided to bang Iraqis. Beauties!
    1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 8 January 2020 13: 13
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      I say this that they are handsome. We went against the stripov system.
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 13: 25
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    I say this that they are handsome. We went against the stripov system.

    That would often be so!
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      commbatant (Sergei) 8 January 2020 15: 31
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      Quote: AlexZN
      Quote: SERGEY SERGEEVICS
      I say this that they are handsome. We went against the stripov system.

      That would often be so!

      You don't love Iraqis, I look...
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        Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 18: 04
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        Do I have reasons to love them? Technically, we are at war with them.
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          isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 18: 24
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          Quote: AlexZN
          Do I have reasons to love them? Technically, we are at war with them.

          You are afraid of them, do not hesitate to tell the truth.
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    Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 18: 32
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    You are afraid of them, do not hesitate to tell the truth.

    As we wake up, we begin to be afraid.
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      isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 18: 39
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      Quote: AlexZN
      As we wake up, we begin to be afraid.

      Alexznwhen you sleep too ...
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        Alexzn (Alexander) 8 January 2020 18: 47
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        I don’t know, we are sleeping.
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          isofat (Sergei) 8 January 2020 18: 54
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          Alexzn, good night.
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  14. Oleg Rambover Offline
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 8 January 2020 20: 12
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    It seems that the Iranians have warned the Americans in advance which and when the bases will be fired so as not to hurt anyone inadvertently.
    1. Most likely, Iran is full of Amer spies.