On March 2nd, pro-Iranian groups in Iraq fired upon the Ain al-Asad air base in the Iraqi Anbar province.
UPDATE: One individual reportedly died of cardiac arrest while the attack was happening. As such, of course, it’s not that the rocket strike killed the individual, but he simply got a heart attack and passed away.
The attack was carried out via Arash-4 rockets. None of the air defense systems deployed at the base were able to repel the attack.
Reports claim that between 10 and 14 rockets struck the base, and there was a fire at the base and there were casualties. It is unknown if any US personnel was injured or died, or how many for that matter.
Today’s attack is a sort of ironic response to the recent US Air Force raid on an Iranian proxy weapons facility in Syria.
Colonel Wayne Marotto, spokesman for the international Operation Inherent Resolve coalition fighting ISIS, said that 10 rockets hit Al Asad base housing international forces around 7:20am local time on Wednesday morning.
“Iraqi [Special Forces] are leading the response & investigation,” he said.
The rockets were launched from a location about 8km from the base in western Anbar province, a Baghdad Operations Command official told Reuters.
Sabreen news website, thought to be linked to Iran-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl Al Haq, also claimed that injured US personnel had been evacuated, although there is no confirmation of any casualties.
On February 16, a rocket attack on US-led forces in northern Iraq killed a civilian contractor and injured a US service member.
The sprawling Al Asad facility, located in the remote western desert of Anbar, has been targeted by Iran-backed groups on a number of occasions.
Iran also hit the base with a massive attack last year in retaliation for the assassination of Quds force general Qassem Suleimani in a US air strike near Baghdad airport.
This week, CENTCOM released new footage of the attack that saw dozens of sophisticated missiles launched from Iran slam into the base back on January 8th, 2020.
It wanted to show that Iran’s attack was ineffective, and that the United States February 26th strike was actually quite impressive.
Dozens of soldiers suffered what the US military dubbed “traumatic brain injuries” that required treatment overseas. No US soldiers were killed in the attack that left heavy damage to the base.
A rocket salvo is a typical method of attack for various pro-Iranian groups in Iraq, many of which are part of the Popular Mobilization Units. They are a part of the Iraqi Armed Forces, and one of the major forces in the continuing fight against ISIS.
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Great, give the bastards more of it.
Indian media is reporting one US “contractor” dead and several wounded. Even Republicans in the US are questioning Biden or his handlers insane policies of escalation that will end up in a major revival of conflict in Iraq and Syria. The Iraqi resistance was expected to retaliate and the surely did.
The largest congressional Republican caucus has issued a statement condemning what it calls President Joe Biden’s “dangerous” Iran strategy, as domestic conservatives and Tehran-skeptic foreign allies seek to undermine the White House’s plan to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal.
Thestatement came just hours before the latest militant attack on American and allied forces in Iraq. Unidentified militants fired a rocket barrage at the Ain Al Asad airbase in western Iraq early on Wednesday, with early reports indicating that one civilian contractor had been killed and several wounded with substantial damage to the base..
India has a lot of news channel that pick up regional feed faster then western Jew media. Now most Jew media are slowly giving details.
Our Zee TV 24 international is very good.
The fact is the only thing that will get those bastards out of Iraq and Syria is a high body count,the American public won’t stand for it,so best the resistance concentrate on sending more of them to hell.
well, already thousands have died since they invaded in 2003, but they are still there
To use US terminology to describe this attack, someone just de-escalated the situation there in a major way. We should all praise and celebrate that.
But, but, big American BUTT kicked, the Zionist parasite rats super duper Iron Dud was supposed to intercept them lol, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
It’s more than clear that these groups can launch successive attacks, each larger and more comprehensive than the last if need be in response to American AirStrikes. Looks like there is indeed a back-and-forth going on.
Also another spat of IED attacks destroying/damaging U.S. armed forces logistics.
The Iraqis are fed up with the US and NATO theft of their oil and plunder of their resources which is funding US occupation and Wahhabi terrorism. US warmongers have two choices either cut and run of escalate, both are lose-lose. The resistance is now far more organized and widespread than during the 2004-2009 “surge” period.
Makes you wonder at what point will the resistance forces stop pussy-footing around with the U.S. soldiers/civilian contractors stationed there and start utilizing the heavier far more advanced weaponry.
All we’ve thus far is small-scale in comparison the more modern munitions the Iranians have provided to them via direct shipments and transfer of technology (to some extent).
These IED attacks have to be causing some noteworthy level of damage via attrition, and like you accurately said. The resistance is very big, well-organized, resoundingly motivated and armed to the teeth.
The Iraqi parliament gave the occupation savages a deadline to leave, which is around June. I believe the resistance will really take hold after that.
Frankly, the US occupation cowards are truly Fucked!
gooooood and more of that and more body-bags with once apple-cheeked farmboys from the fly over states, undereducated and unemployed having missed out on the american dream – all that is left for these poor fuckers is the american nightmare – become a marine (and possibility of being body-bagged home) or stay in shithole rich fly over states and possibility of becoming a staple commodity in the privatized prison system is overwhelming.
It is not the American fools who are in control of the escalation, but the Axis of the Resistance, which can raise the level at will to force the Yankees to leave forever.
Indeed when you think about it what more can those US criminals do worse than they have already done?a full blown occupation of Iraq,and they don’t want that,it cost them thousands of bodybags last time.
Let me guess: Headaches and Brain Trauma, right?
One confirmed dead and several wounded. These rockets are getting very precise and deadly.
Ever notice how its always just “one contractor” ?
“Several injured” ?
This sounds like a standard American alibi.
I’m sure dozens died.
It’s a stretch to believe every US base is so sparsely manned that a barrage of strikes inevitably just produces one casualty.
Many outlets are showing US medivac flights from the base. There are certainly many casualties. 2 Danish vassals troops also suffered “psychological trauma” according to their Defence Minister, in blunt language the Danes shat in their pants.
LOL @ “psychological trauma”
I would pay millions for a video of that.
Please some kind soul leak the videos onto the Net!
Multiple rockets hit military base housing US-led coalition in Iraq, one killed and another suffered a “heart attack”, while Denmark, which like the US and the UK also has troops at the base, said two of its troops were traumatized by the barrage.
“Despicable attacks against Ain al-Asad base in #Iraq are completely unacceptable,” Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod tweeted. The Danish armed forces said two Danes, who were in the camp at the time of the attack, were “psychologically traumatized”.
Or just plain and simple got wasted.
According to U.S. military doctrine if you die in the hospital not on the Battlefield thats called an injury. Not fatalities… Im not joking.
SIPRI did an independent audit of US and NATO casualties, including so-called contractors. The real figure is close to 20,000 dead in both Afghanistan and Iraq and 75,000 wounded, mostly maimed and the costing of caring for them will run in trillions, but human life has meaning in the US, so they will die on the streets.
Even those figures are understated. Methinks Yankee death toll in Afghanistan and Iraq is waaaay over 50 000
Pentagon dont war vs Iraqi PMU and even less vs Iran!..thats why US military rejected the murder of Soleimani and I am sure that they also rejected the last airstrike in Al Bukamal!….thats why they contradicted the Trump version in Assad base after the Irani attack…and 2 days ago they posted the Irani ballist missile attack vs Assad base and the accuracy of the Iranians…it seems that they dont want to fight a war with the purpose to save Biden face!…
The retaliation happened pretty fast. This suggests what I had thought about the recent US air strike; that is was ineffective and a sign of weakness. It was the wrong signal.
A ton could be said here but, I will keep it succinct. The facility bombed by the US in Syria, was probably a, of low grade importance, storage facility. They probably killed it´s security guard. After all these years of warfare, nobody hides anything of importance above ground. Israel is getting suckered into bombing sand all of the time. Now, the new administration was suckered into that game. When an opponent has you dialed in and there is no way to stop them from hitting you whenever they feel like it, you get out of there. Occidental interests are dialed in, all over the southwest of asia. Time to wake up fellas. My take, I wish well to all.
That is good sensible comment. The American stupid a$$holes have limited intelligence and are still strutting in hubris, but the world has changed.
Hello Me. From what I have been reading for a while, US intelligence ceased to be it´s own decades ago. Whatever currently reaches the top is stove piped at them. The basis for receiving good intel, is as it has been for thousands of years; trust. Who trusts occidental intentions anymore? A good day to you.
Israel is getting suckered into bombing sand all of the time.
I’ve been preaching that for years and people told me I was nuts.
Hello Arch. Nobody wants to hear the truth when it puts in question everything one is told or believes. A good one to you.
Consider the source … eh?
Another Shia slug …
Finally! someone who gets it!!
Very well said John, very well said.
He’s as stupid as you are …
Interesting comment – raises couple issues. Firstly, on that basis, the the US/Israeli air strikes against Syrian-Iraqi border targets would look, by-and-large, as ongoing harassment/ maintain-the-chaos attacks against the targeted Levant/ Shia Cresent region, and equally, and respectively, as political forms of ‘attack-normalization’ events for US/western public, and ‘attack-electionering’ events for Israeli domestic public. Secondly, if Iran flies its munitions into Damascus airport – for subsequent road transport to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon – as Israel has long claimed, then it would make little sense that they would suddenly use exposed convoys on the vulnerable Baghdad-Damascus highway, and its crossing, under daily US satellite surveillance, for weapons transfers as US/Israel have claimed in last years, in various past media statements, about these air-strikes.
More likely the U.S. attack killed PMU border guards (possibly circa 15 – 20) that were preventing ISIS from re-entering Syria from Iraq.
“And his own sweat smells the best” Ray Davies, the Kinks
“Fairy tales can come true …”
17 – 22 Dead … lol
Those are Shia PMU slugs
Have a look at the disguised rocket launcher. It looks like a truck, and can move freely without being discovered without close inspection. How would US prepare against these attacks, if they are carried out with these vehicles? They cannot surpress traffic in the vacinity of their bases, and as soon as the rockets are stearable, doom will come.
I have feeling drones are coming to the dumbass American morons heads.
The interwebz tells me the Arash-4 rocket is Iranian copy of classic Soviet developed, unguided and indirect fire-sight system, Grad-21 rocket and launch-tube artillery system. Truck based for shoot and scoot – Iranian copy with range of around 40kms away.
Disposable Yankee killing machines LOL
Biden tries a Trump and gets SERVED LOL
Let loose the PMU’s and Yankee will be home for easter
America’s back… Going back!
I’m starting to suspect this is a mossad false flag …
why? iranian rockets were used
C’mon get your story straight …
The usual crew … jerkin each other off
No wonder your crew is going down … pmsl