Photos taken at Iraq base where US troops are stationed show scale of damage following Iranian airst

Photos taken at Iraq base where US troops are stationed show scale of damage following Iranian airst


American troops are in the process of
clearing debris and rubble from an area the size of a football stadium Monday at
a military base in western Iraq that was hit by Iranian air strikes the attack on
the al Assad base last Wednesday where about 1,500 American and coalition
forces are stationed was carried out in retaliation for the killing of Iranian
Revolutionary Guards gen Qasim Soleimani an Associated Press crew touring the
facility Monday saw damaged military trailers as well as forklifts lifting
revell and loading it onto trucks there were more than ten large missiles fired
and the impact hit several areas along the airfield said Col miles Kagan’s a
spokesman for the us-led coalition fighting Islamic state militants in Iraq
and Syria US soldiers and journalists inspect the rubble at a site of Iranian
bombing in ain al-assad base in Anbar Iraq on Monday AP he added that the
explosions at the base which is about 110 miles west of Baghdad created large
craters knocked over concrete barriers and destroyed facilities that house
dozens of soldiers although no troops were killed Kagan said several were
treated for concussions and are being assessed by professionals CAG ins also
explained that troops received notification the missiles were on their
way thanks to early warning systems and describe those who lived through the
attack as warriors US soldiers walk past damage at the al-assad base on Monday AP
the area at the base where rubble was piled up Monday is about the size of a
football stadium The Associated Press reports the al-assad base was first used
by American forces after the 2003 us-led invasion that toppled Iraqi dictator
Saddam Hussein and later saw American troops stationed there amid the fight
against Isis president Trump visited the sprawling airbase in December 2018
making his first presidential visit to troops in the region vice president
pence has also visited the base

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