More Than 80 Killed By Iranian Missile Attack On US Bases, Claims Iranian Press
Iranian news network Press TV has claimed that at least 80 people were killed by Iranian missiles targeting US military bases in Iraq.
Earlier today, Iran struck back at the United States with its second wave of attack as two bases with US military were attacked with rockets fired by reportedly by the IRGC-backed Kataib Hezbollah.
Foreign media has reported that the Pentagon was still analysing battle damage as a result of the attack.
In a statement issued after the attack, the Pentagon stated that it was clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.
According to a report in CNN, Iran launched two dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases housing US troops at the Al-Asad Airbase and a base in Erbil.
Foreign media has reported that there have been no casualties so far. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif stated that Iran took and concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter. He added, “We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.”
Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.
We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 8, 2020
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