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US forces shoot down two bomb drones approaching US facility in Iraq a day after Iran vowed revenge over General Soleimani’s death

US forces shoot down two bomb drones approaching US facility in Iraq a day after Iran vowed revenge over General Soleimani’s death


 

The US army on Monday, January 3 shot down two armed drones as they headed towards a facility housing US advisers on the identical airport the place US drones killed Iranian General Qassemi Soleimani  two years in the past following Donald Trump’s orders.

 

In Monday’s assault, the drones have been shot down by the C-RAM defence system that protects American installations in Iraq, and there have been no stories of injury or accidents from the incident.

No group has claimed accountability for the assault, though one of many wings of the drones had the phrases ‘Soleimani’s revenge’ painted on it, in accordance with the coalition and Iraqi officers.

 

 

‘These are assaults towards Iraqi installations and an assault towards the Iraqi individuals and the army that protects them,’ a US coalition official mentioned.

‘We keep a minimal footprint on Iraqi bases. The coalition now not has its personal bases in Iraq.’

Before his dying, Soleimani headed the Quds Force, the shadowy operations arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, with hyperlinks to jihadists in Iraq, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Yemen. 

 

The basic was blown up in his motorcade by a Reaper drone missile outdoors Baghdad airport in 2020 in a strike ordered by Trump after intelligence revealed Soleimani was planning assaults on American troopers in Iraq.   

 

 

Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi delivered a speech throughout a ceremony within the capital Tehran, on January 3 commemorating the second anniversary of the killing in Iraq of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani the place he promised revenge over the overall’s killing . He additionally known as Trump an ‘asssasin’ who should face ‘retribution’.

 

Addressing Tehran’s largest mosque, Raisi mentioned: ‘The aggressor and the principle murderer, the then president of the United States, should face justice and retribution’ alongside former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo ‘and different criminals’.

 

‘Otherwise, I’ll inform all US leaders that no doubt the hand of revenge will emerge from the sleeve of the Muslim nation.’

 

Though the US-led coalition formally ended its fight mission supporting Iraqi forces within the ongoing battle towards ISIS in December 2021, virtually 2,500 troops stay within the nation because the coalition shifts to an advisory mission to proceed supporting Iraqi forces.

 

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