US base in west of Iraq targeted with tens of IRGC missiles

TEHRAN, Jan. 08 (MNA) –In the first step of hard revenge on the US over the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani Iran's IRGC force fired tens of ballistic missiles at Al-Asad base in Iraq.

Ain al-Assad is an Iraqi airbase that the US terrorist forces are stationed there.

According to some sources, the number of missiles fired is 30 and also huge blasts have been heard in Arbil capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Issuing a statement IRGC announced that "Shahid Soleimani Operation" was launched to respond to the US criminal act of assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

IRGC announced further details will be released soon.

Following the attack, the White House confirmed the attack and announced that the US will take necessary measures to protect its forces, partners, and allies.

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