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Iran Attacked US Facilities In Iraq But All Is Well According To Trump

Iran targeted US-led forces in Iraq on Wednesday. This attack was in retaliation to the drone strike that killed its powerful military commander QassemSulemani.

Iran attacked US in Iraq

The state television of Iran reported that it fired 15 missiles the US-bases Ain al-Asad air base and another US facility in Erbil in Iraq about 1:30 am Iraqi time on Wednesday. Also, it said that Iran didn’t want to escalate tension. It was also claimed that around 80 US soldiers were killed in the attack. Also, the helicopters and other military equipment stationed at the facilities were damaged.

US on Iran attack

All was well said the US president Donald Trump. He also visited one of the targets – Ain al-Asad – to take stock of the situation. According to early indications, the US reported no casualty but the officials refused to comment on the impact of the attack. Hours earlier the attack, the US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the US anticipated the attack.

Iran want peace

The attack was aimed at US bases and no other country including Iraq reported any loss. Iran has long been demanding … Read the rest

Pro-Iran Faction Hits US Embassy In Iraq With Rockets

US embassy in Iraq’s capital was attacked by a hardline pro-Iran faction on Sunday evening. The Sunday attack was the 14th time that the US installations in Iraq were attacked in the last two months.

US embassy attack

The Sunday attack was carried soon after the deadline for the local Iraqi troops to leave US installations. The 5:00 pm (1400 GMT) deadline was issued by the pro-Iran faction and the local troops guarding the US installations were advised to stay away from the US installations.

The vehemently anti-US group, Kataeb Hezbollah, issued the deadline for local Iraqi forces and fired two rockets towards the US embassy in Iraq’s capital. But the rockets were hit near the embassy and no casualty had been reported till the time of writing the report.

Iran had warned the US of revenge for killing its commander and the latter has warned of the use of beautiful military equipment to teach if Iran attacked the US installations.

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Trump Warns Iran Of More Attacks If Latter Takes Revenge

US President Donald Trump warned Iran of more attacks if it even tried to attack the US. He even disclosed the number of sites on the American target in his tweets.

Trump warns Iran

In reply to the revenge threat by Iran, Donald Trump said that Iran would be hit harder than ever before. He said that 52 sites of importance for Iran were under the target and that America would use the latest military equipment to carry out the attack. Trump reminded Iran of the Americans held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran for more than a year in late 1979 and tweeted that 52 represents those Americans.

No threat to homeland security

The US Department of Homeland Security released a bulletin to assure the citizens that there was no specific, credible threat against the homeland. But soon after the bulletin, a group claiming to be linked to Iran posted a message to revenge Soleimani’s death with the Iranian flag on the website of the Federal Depository Library Program.

Democrats stand against Trump

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Gurudwara Nankana Sahib Attacked And Anti-Sikhism Slogans Shouted In Pakistan

Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan came under attack on Friday. According to initial reports, hundreds of angry people surrounded the iconic gurudwara and started pelting stones at the devotees inside. Nankana Sahib was the birthplace of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

Attack on Gurudwara Nankana Sahib

It was said that the group attacking the gurudwara was led by a family whose boy abducted the daughter of a gurudwara official from her home and forcibly converted her to Islam. Jagjit Kaur was abducted from her home in Nankana Sahib in August last year.

Another report told that the scuffle was the result of a minor altercation between two Muslim groups in the city of Nankana Sahib. It happened at a tea-stall but the district administration swung into action and controlled the situation.

India condemns the incident

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appealed Pakistan PM Imran Khan to intervene and assure the safety of the devotees stuck inside the iconic gurudwara. Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa also tweeted to condemn the wanton act of destruction.

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US Strikes Again: Iraq Braves Another Air Strike Hour Ahead Of Funeral Procession Of Soleimani

A fresh air strike ahead took place hours after the precision drone strike by the US in Baghdad on Friday. The earlier strike killed Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary heavyweight Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Timing of the fresh attack

The bombardment took place in north of Baghdad and the Iraqi television reported it was a US air strike. But there was no comment from the US according to AFP. The AFP further reported that the fresh air strike left “dead and wounded”.

Elaborate mourning procession

A procession was planned to take the bodies of the slain military leaders for a state funeral in Baghdad and to the holy shrine city of Najaf. The mortal remains of the guards would be taken to Iran that had declared three-day mourning for Soleimani. Tehran had also announced Soleimani’s deputy, Esmail Qaani to be his successor.

Tehran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei promised “severe revenge” before tens of thousands of protestors that touched US flags and chanted “death to America”.

The US hailed the killing

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America Killed Top Iran-Iraq Military Officers In Baghdad Airport Attack

In a dramatic escalation of tension between Washington and Tehran, top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and seven others were killed in a US strike on international airport of Baghdad on Friday, said the powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force of Iraq.

US strike killed prominent figures

Deputy chief of Hashed, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, was also killed in the attack along with the head of Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani. On Friday, the Baghdad airport was hit with a volley of missiles just after midnight. The bombardment targeted a Hashed convoy in which eight people including important figures were seated. They all were said to have been killed in the attack.

Hashed

The Hashed is an armed group of mostly Shiite armed units. Many of these units had close ties with Tehran and many of them officially incorporated into the armed forces of Iraq. The Shiite armed groups jointed Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State group in 2014 but many of them had prior experience of fighting with the US forces during the Iraq war.

Muhandis was the deputy chief of Hashed but in reality, he was the real shot-caller in Hashed. … Read the rest