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Iranian attack in Iraq: 11 American soldiers wounded (US command)

2020-01-17T05:49:05.145Z

Eleven U.S. soldiers were injured in the Iranian attack on Aïn al-Assad Air Base in Iraq on January 8, according to U.S. Army Central Command.



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Iran retaliated on January 8 by firing 22 ballistic missiles at the Iraqi air base at Ain al-Assad. Ayman HENNA / AFP

Eleven American soldiers were injured in the Iranian attack on the Aïn al-Assad air base in Iraq on January 8, according to the central command of the American army.

" Everything is fine, " proclaimed the American president shortly after the announcement of the Iranian attack on January 8. " No American was injured in the attacks last night ," said Donald Trump the next day in a televised speech.

All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020

" Although no member of the United States armed forces was killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on Ain al-Assad air base, several of them were treated for concussion symptoms due to the explosion and are still being evaluated, "said Thursday January 16 in a statement Commander Bill Urban. In the days following the attack, as a precaution, some personnel were transported from Ain al-Assad air base, Iraq, to ​​the Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany; others have been sent to Arifjan camp in Kuwait for a follow-up examination , "said the spokesman for the central command of the American army. Eight people were transported to Landstuhl, and three to camp Arifjan, said the spokesman.

Eleven US Troops Were Injured in Jan. 8 Iran Missile Strike | @DefenseBaron https://t.co/sxnNU1M4GH pic.twitter.com/YnWznZ7WFt

Defense One (@DefenseOne) January 17, 2020

During the night of January 7-8, Tehran launched missiles against the bases of Ain al-Assad (west) and Erbil (north), where some of the 5,200 American soldiers are stationed, in retaliation for the elimination of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Read also : Why did Trump give the order to kill the Iranian general Soleimani?

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Source: rfi

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