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Iran Retaliates Against US Targets in Iraq

Iranian State TV Reports Missile Attacks Against at Least 2 Targets in Iraq

Iran has claimed responsibility for the firing of multiple missiles at two US military targets in Iraq. This attack is though to be in retaliation for the US attack last week that claimed the life of Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s most elite military and intelligence force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The IRGC, a part of Iran’s military in which Soleimani was seen as the undisputed leader, is claiming responsibility for the attack, and Iranian officials are already beating their chests regarding the strikes. For most of the past week, Iranian leaders signaled that they would strike US military targets in response to Soleimani’s killing. It is not known yet, if this is an isolated act of revenge or the beginning of a widespread offensive against American targets in the region.

The White House Response

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted out shortly after the first reports of the attack:

The Pentagon Response

The Pentagon has released a statement saying: “Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq” at Al Asad airbase West of Baghdad and at Erbil in Northern Iraq.

At this time, there is no information available regarding possible casualties.

 

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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