Daily Mail: Inside Iranian rocket attack that pushed US to the brink of war: Terrifying new footage shows missiles slamming into US base in Iraq and soldiers fleeing as general admits to 'retaliation' plan if Americans had died
* 11 missiles carrying 1,000-pound warheads rained down on Al Asad air base, where 2,000 American troops were stationed in Iraq on January 8, 2020 * The assault came just five days after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani * Explosions sent fire soaring 70ft high over tiny bunkers crammed with soldiers, which were built only to withstand 60-pound warheads * A hundred soldiers suffered traumatic brain injuries in the attack but all survived
Terrifying new footage has revealed the moment that Iranian missiles slammed into a US airbase in Iraq five days after the slaying of Tehran's top commander Qassem Soleimani.
Marine General Frank McKenzie told CBS there was a 'retaliation plan' if any Americans had been killed that night and estimated that more than 100 soldiers would have died if it weren't for the evacuation.
Eleven missiles carrying 1,000-pound warheads rained down on Al Asad air base, where 2,000 American troops were stationed in western Iraq on January 8, 2020.
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WNU Editor: The above drone video footage is incredible. The 60 Minutes post (and a must read) is here …. Inside the attack that almost sent the U.S. to war with Iran (60 Minutes/CBS). It is amazing that no U.S. soldiers were killed in this attack.Original Article
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