US warplanes were scrambled from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates for a possible strike on Iran, according to reports from local and media sources. The group of the warplanes reportedly includes more than six US Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets.
The warplanes left the UAE in several minutes after US military facilities in Iraq came under a missile attack from Iran.
According to Syrian sources, an intense activity of the US Air Force was spotted over Iraq and the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor (near the Iraqi border).
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Earlier, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched at least 10 missiles at the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq. A second wave of Iranian strikes reportedly hit the US military facility near the Iraqi city of Erbil.
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