Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian security forces, was killed in an attack by US soldiers just days before at the international airport in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. Seven people, including the head of the intelligence unit, were killed. This incident has caused great shock on a global scale.
The country's government has confirmed that Soleimani's death will certainly be avenged. In this context, the US continued to concentrate on its military operations in Iraq, which further angered the Iranian military.
The US has refused to withdraw troops from Iraq. Between two countries there is an ever-increasing tension.
In the meantime, Iran has launched missile strikes on the US base in Al-Assad in Anbar province and in Irbil — at the center of Iraq's Kurdistan region which began at approximately 5:30 p.m. The video of the Iran attack has just been released.
Iran fired more than 10 missiles. The US has also confirmed the attack. Was there any damage caused by the Iran attack? The US has said that it is investigating.
Iran said it was a revenge for Soleimani's death. The attack was confirmed by the US military headquarters, the Pentagon. The US has also said that it has not inflicted any damage on their country's forces.
VIDEO: Video footage released by Iranian state media purportedly shows rockets launched at Ain al-Asad airbase, a US military installation in Iraq pic.twitter.com/169xJGWK8t
— AFP news agency (@AFP) January 8, 2020