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IRBM / Cruise Missile Attacks Against US Facilities Throughout Iraq

Old 7th Jan 2020, 23:27
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IRBM / Cruise Missile Attacks Against US Facilities Throughout Iraq

Reports from Fox News in USA from military contacts in theatre - IRBM or cruise missiles from Iran - not just unguided rockets reported earlier - fired at US facilities in Iraq - incl Al Assad AB.



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Old 7th Jan 2020, 23:38
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And so it begins.
Photos on Twitter already.
Videos also of at least six launches appearing to be from Iran and reports of at least 30 strikes.
All very fluid and lots of misinformation flying around at the moment.
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Now also confirmed by BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51028954
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Now on all major US cable news networks - IRBM or cruise missiles fired from inside Iran. White House confirms aware.
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Just a note of caution that some of the circulating images are from 2017 and others are dated Jan 3 2020. Regardless, fingers crossed for all on the receiving end.
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Reports of a second round of attacks - unconfirmed.
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From US DoD: more than 12 - possibly up to 30 - IRBM fired at Al Assad AB.

Military correspondents on Twitter stating Fateh 110 - has 650 Kg warhead - so similar to Scud C.

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Civilian air traffic in the region normal for now on FlightRadar24.


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Dept of State confirming Irbil hit as well.
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DoD Statement: "At approx 5:30 pm EST Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. & coalition forces in Iraq - these missiles were launched from Iran & targeted at least 2 Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military & coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil."

SecDef + SoS + Chairman JCS just arrived at White House.
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Why are civilian aircraft with pax on board still flying along the Iran-Iraq border ? Even for airlines based in countries that have good relations with Iran (e.g. Qatar Airways) I would have thought that pilots as well as airline management would want to keep their aircraft well away from any area with heavy duty missile activity
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Preparations underway for President Trump to address the Nation from the Oval Office - perhaps tonight.
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Originally Posted by davidjohnson6 View Post
Why are civilian aircraft with pax on board still flying along the Iran-Iraq border ? Even for airlines based in countries that have good relations with Iran (e.g. Qatar Airways) I would have thought that pilots as well as airline management would want to keep their aircraft well away from any area with heavy duty missile activity
Maybe they didn't get the NOTAM about the Iranian missile launch.
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What will the Iraqi's have to say about Iran attacking its bases with Missiles from Iran Territory?

That does pose a legitimate question.....of course the pro-Iranian segment of the Iraqi Government will have naught to say....but the opposing faction should call foul!

It reminds us of how complicated the whole situation is in the area.
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Reports that several USAF F-35's have launched from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the UAE.
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CNN reporting that Iran has supposedly threatened to attack Dubai amongst other locations if the US retaliates.

https://edition.cnn.com/middleeast/l...-20/index.html
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Iranians now threatening that if the US retaliates, they’ll hit Dubai and Haifa.
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Live coverage rolling updates started on BBC as anticipated: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-...-east-51029181
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Now confirmed no address or statement from the White House tonight.
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Iranians now threatening that if the US retaliates, they’ll hit Dubai and Haifa.
Also threatening attacks inside the US.

Iran threatens to attack inside America if US responds to missile attacks

In its Telegram channel, Iranian Revolutionary Guard says the “Pentagon reports that the US will respond to Iran’s attacks.”

IRGC then says in a footnote, “This time we will respond to you in America”
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