On January 3, President Trump ordered a drone strike on Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. He was the commander of the elite Quds force. He was a terrorist with the blood of American servicemen on his hands. He was the region’s grim reaper. And now he’s dead. It was a win for the country. We killed a terrorist who brought nothing but death and destruction to the Middle East. Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror. They vowed revenge and declared the U.S. military a terrorist organization. The chants of “death of America” were heard…again. Iran was going to strike back, we just didn’t know when or how. Well, as we speak, a coordinated missile attack was launched on U.S. forces in Iraq at al-Asad airbase. The timing is also significant, occurring right around the time the U.S. turned Soleimani into BBQ.
Iranian state media: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says multiple missiles have been launched at Iraq's al-Asad airbase, which houses US troops.— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) January 7, 2020
top journalist with another IRGC-affiliated agency, Tasnim, tweets this video of the "begining of the revenge"; adding that "sources report that Iranian ballistic missiles were fired at Ain Al-Asad base in Iraq that houses US forces."pic.twitter.com/6BDsUnefhW— Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) January 7, 2020
I am told from US official these are short range ballistic or cruise missiles being fired from Iranian territory at multiple US bases and targets inside Iraq. https://t.co/xKh2NPiDyz— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) January 7, 2020
More from Fox News:
The source told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin: "Under missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short-range ballistic missiles. All over the country." The missiles struck near Al Assad Air Base in Anbar, among other locations. There was no immediate word on injuries or damage.
Meantime, Iran state TV claimed Tehran launched "tens" of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq's Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops.
NEW: per @DeptofDefense— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) January 8, 2020
“#Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in #Iraq. It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel” pic.twitter.com/3E7pG0znQj
MORE: A U.S. official confirms to @ABC News that ballistic missiles have been fired from inside Iran at multiple U.S. military facilities inside Iraq.— ABC News (@ABC) January 7, 2020
The facilities include Erbil in northern Iraq and Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq, the official said. https://t.co/myq7nvXUgO
WASHINGTON (AP) — US official confirms airstrikes at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) January 8, 2020
Yet, also a good word of warning from National Review's Jim Geraghty. We'll keep you posted:
An ongoing Iranian military attack against US forces in Iraq would seem to be a prime time for online social media disinformation and trolls. Be wary about what you hear and see from unfamiliar accounts going forward.— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) January 7, 2020