Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said he believes Iran’s attacks on air bases in Iraq on Wednesday were intended to kill Americans and that advance intelligence enabled troops to take cover.
Of the 16 Iranian short-range ballistic missiles that were fired across the border, one struck a base near the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, while 11 struck al-Asad air base in the western desert, where hundreds of U.S. and coalition troops are located, Milley told reporters at the Pentagon.
The missiles were fired from three sites inside Iran that he declined to identify.
But where the missiles exploded within the base perimeter suggests they were intended to kill U.S. personnel, he said. “The points of impact were close enough to personnel and equipment and so on and so forth, I believe, based on what I saw and what I know, is that they were intended to cause structural damage, destroy vehicles and equipment and aircraft, and to kill personnel,” Milley explained.
Some news reports earlier in the day suggested that the Pentagon believed Iran deliberately avoided harming U.S. troops…. More about the brutal attack on US Troops https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBYLfEx?m=en-us&ocid=News
I don’t know about you but if um troops are getting bombed and we just put more insane sanctions, so what we killed their head man he was involved with the deaths of 1500 Iranians, 2258 US TRoops, and in proxy wars 5000 human casualties… It’s a slap in the face och dirty politics…