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Iranian state TV says 80 'American terrorists' killed in missile strikes

Reuters | Published: January 08, 2020 12:10:32 | Updated: January 08, 2020 16:07:59


At least nine rockets have slammed into the Ain al-Asad airbase, the largest of the Iraqi military compounds used by US forces — Reuters/Files At least nine rockets have slammed into the Ain al-Asad airbase, the largest of the Iraqi military compounds used by US forces — Reuters/Files

Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on US targets in Iraq, adding that none of the missiles were intercepted.

State TV, citing a senior Revolutionary Guards source, also said Iran had 100 other targets in the region in its sights if Washington took any retaliatory measures. It also said US helicopters and military equipment were “severely damaged”.

Iran launched missile attacks on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.

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