” Fortified rooms” saved American soldiers from the Iranian strike

Tehran launched, on Wednesday, a ballistic missile attack on two bases where US Army and international coalition forces are stationed in Iraq.

That in retaliation for the killing of the Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani..

The missile strike launched from Iran targeted the base of Ein al-Assad Air, which is located in the Anbar province , western Iraq.

The bombing also affected a military base in Erbil Airport in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, where the international coalition forces, including American forces, are also stationed..

Iranian media have reported the participation of pro-Iranian popular militia militias in Iraq in the process of targeting the Ain al-Assad base, without an official announcement by the militia..

An American F-16 fighter at the Al-Asad base in Anbar
An American F-16 fighter at the Al-Asad base in Anbar

Media reports also said that 5 Katyusha rockets were fired at the Taji base, north of Baghdad.

According to an official statement issued by the Pentagon, Iran launched more than 12 missiles at the two bases, while “Fox News” quoted an official as saying that the number of missiles reached 15.

The US official, who preferred not to be named, said that 10 rockets landed on the base of Ain al-Assad, while another missile hit the base of the Erbil airport, while four missiles failed to reach their targets

The Pentagon said that the US military is conducting a “preliminary assessment of the losses” and is studying a “response” to the attack, according to “AFP””.

There were no immediate reports of human casualties in either bases.

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