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See the damage at al-Asad airbase following Iranian missile strike

Diana Stancy Correll and Aaron Mehta

See the damage at al-Asad airbase following Iranian missile strike
Satellite images depict the damage al-Asad airbase suffered after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles targeting two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are housed on Tuesday.
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Al-Asad airbase in the aftermath of the Iranian missile strike. (Planet Labs Inc, with analysis by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)

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The image suggests at least one structure at al-Asad airbase was destroyed. (Planet Labs Inc, with analysis by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)

Although no U.S. casualties have been reported following the strike, Planet Labs Inc. captured photos that indicate multiple structures on al-Asad were damaged as a result, per analysis conducted by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

According to a U.S. defense official, 10 missiles struck al-Asad airbase while another struck Erbil International Airport. Meanwhile, the other missiles that Iran launched failed in flight. Iraq was given a heads up that strikes targeting U.S. positions were imminent, according to Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi.

President Donald Trump tweeted last night following the attack that “all is well," and the Pentagon issued a statement that both installations “have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region.” Approximately 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq.

Take a look at the images depicting the damage...


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