16 February 2020 - 12:39
News ID: 449096
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Ali Fadavi said Iran has detailed information on the results of its recent missile attack on Ein Al-Assad airbase, but wants the US administration to admit the scope of the damages and number of casualties first.

RNA - Brigadier General Fadavi said on Saturday that Tehran has a large amount of information about Iran’s attack on the US Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq but still advises Americans to come out and admit the damages to the base.

The Western world claims to advocate the freedom of access to information but it has denied people from enjoying their rights to information over the past years, Fadavi said.

The commander said that the hegemonic powers have no fear to tell lies if their interests so require.    

He reiterated that all the aspects of Iran’s military attack on the US airbase in Iraq will become evident by the Americans themselves “in their partisan games”.

The hero of anti-terrorism war in the Middle East, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.

The airstrike also martyred Deputy Commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi militaries were martyred by missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

According to Fars News Agency, Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.

Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.

It was the first direct attack on the US army ever since the WWII.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.


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