Iranian TV released a video purportedly showing missile preparations ahead of the Iranian strike on the US-operated al-Asad Airbase near Baghdad and the US military HQ near Ebril in Iraq on January 8. The video shows warehouses housing the missiles in an undisclosed location as well as launch preparations by personnel of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The strike was conducted in retaliation for the US assassination of the Iranian national hero, General Qasem Soleimani. He was killed alongisde with the deputy leader of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis on January 3.
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