Iran Showcases Advanced Air-Strike Capabilities in Missile Barrage

January 8, 2020

Author: 

Sune Rasmussen

Publication: 

Wall Street Journal

Related Country: 

  • United States

Iran retaliated for the U.S. killing of General Qassem Soleimani by attacking two Iraqi military bases that house U.S. troops. The strikes were carried out using short-range ballistic missiles likely of the Qiam model and a variant of the Fateh-110. Elevan missiles landed at the Al Asad base and one struck the base at Erbil. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, tents, taxiways and a helicopter were damaged. No American or Iraqi personnel were killed in the strike.