Exclusive: Iraq discovers three Iranian rockets ready to fire at US base

Iraqi security forces Saturday discovered three Iranian-made missiles ready to fire and aimed at the US Ain Al Assad Air Base in the northwestern province of Anbar near the Syrian border, DEBKAfile can exclusively report. This discovery provides further evidence of Iran’s ruthless determination to force US forces to leave Iraq, not just Syria – by whatever means it takes. Ain Al Assad was the base in Iraq which President Donald Trump and the first lady visited on Christmas with greetings for the US troops serving there.

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9 thoughts on “Exclusive: Iraq discovers three Iranian rockets ready to fire at US base

  • Feb 2, 2019 @ 18:43 at 18:43
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    I ran from Iran. Craziest place ever!

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    • Feb 2, 2019 @ 19:46 at 19:46
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      How were you able to escape?

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  • Feb 2, 2019 @ 22:14 at 22:14
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    go ahead iran,fire them,i dare you–hit those american “dogs”–please do it,please!!!!

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  • Feb 3, 2019 @ 1:40 at 1:40
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    Let’s remember, Obama gave billions of dollars to Iran plus didn’t retrieve one of our steal drones allowing them to reverse engineer it. They should charge him for crimes against America.

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    • Feb 4, 2019 @ 2:47 at 2:47
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      Lew Parker,
      You’re an idiot. It was their money that had been frozen and the drone couldn’t be retrieved.

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  • Feb 3, 2019 @ 3:38 at 3:38
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    Even the donkey-brained ayatollahs know, that it would be the height of folly to mess with the
    Trump-Pompeo-Bolton triumvirate. One false move – and they could be history…

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  • Feb 3, 2019 @ 6:13 at 6:13
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    Never under estimate your enemies.I am not impressed with these three folks you mention.Of the three,I suspect Bolton is the most realist and qualified in foreign affairs.

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  • Feb 3, 2019 @ 8:55 at 8:55
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    I think whenever an Iranian proxy fires a missile at Israel or the USa troops, then an equal amount of rockets should be fired directly at Iran. Thus far Iran has escaped the sting of its actions through its proxies. Forget the proxies, slam Iran diretly.

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  • Feb 4, 2019 @ 2:15 at 2:15
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    This is exactly why Iran fights with proxy, they are weak, so there is no return fire directly on Iran. Its called plausible deniability and Iran uses it constantly. Do you not think SA would love to throw a few rockets back at Iran after Iran shoots from Yemen at SA. The only way to make Iran openly fight is to do what Israel did during their last strike and call out the Iranians openly and force a reaction. One more open strike on Iran in Syria will force their hand and start to drive them out of Syria.

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