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Hid in Saddam's bunker: Consequences of a missile strike on an American air base in Iraq

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The missile strike inflicted by Iran on the bases of the US Armed Forces in Iraq led to significant destruction at military facilities. Their scope was appreciated by American journalists.


The Associated Press dispatched its film crew, which recorded numerous injuries at the Ain al-Assad base as a result of the attack. Large funnels formed after the rupture of the warheads of the missiles and the destroyed buildings were photographed. During the journalists' stay, the loaders were engaged in cleaning the soil and rubble in the area “the size of a football stadium”.

It is stated that “portable residential units destroyed by the attack” were inspected. This remark indicates that the purpose of the attack was not only the buildings used to house the equipment. For the good of the Americans, they, being warned of the attack, during the shelling, hid in bunkers built during the time of Saddam Hussein.

Hid in Saddam's bunker: Consequences of a missile strike on an American air base in Iraq


According to the publication, the extensive military complex Ain al-Assad, located in the province of Anbar, is located about 180 km west of Baghdad and is used in conjunction with the Iraqi army. It hosts some 1500 US forces and a Washington-led coalition. This air base was occupied by US troops after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.






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  1. Razvedka_Boem
    Razvedka_Boem 14 January 2020 04: 46
    +1
    Several destroyed temporary modules for living, photos of the explosion funnels and dozens of people standing as extras ..
    This is how "public opinion" is created ..
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 14 January 2020 05: 14
      +10
      They did not photograph the sobbing soldiers ... Iraqi children !!!
      Looks like there was no command to heat Temko above the edge.
    2. Deck
      Deck 14 January 2020 06: 29
      -8
      How much does a rocket cost and how much does a change house cost?
      1. Boomandroid
        Boomandroid 14 January 2020 07: 53
        -5
        Quote: Deck
        How much does a rocket cost and how much does a change house cost?

        Do you really believe Iran warned them? And the cool American military agreed? To disgrace your "patriot" And the title of the coolest? I don’t believe in my life .. As after this, no one hurt anyone ..
        1. Pike
          Pike 14 January 2020 08: 09
          +11
          Together with several other soldiers, a Danish sergeant named John waited several hours in a bunker in anticipation of an Iranian attack on Ain al-Assad military base.
          The government was warned six hours before missile strikes at military bases. Correspondent Rasmus Tantoldt interviewed him in Kuwait after most of the 133 soldiers who were at the base were evacuated.
          Six hours before Iran sent missiles to two military bases in Iraq, the Danish government and the Defense Forces were aware of the attack. John and the other soldiers were notified of the attack several hours before it happened, and they waited several hours in the attack bunker.
          Nevertheless, the first blow came as a surprise. They hit 9 missiles with a capacity of one ton each. It was indescribable. I have never experienced anything like it, and I hope that I will never experience it again. It was a brutal attack. The attack was so strong that the bunker shook, and a lot of dust penetrated inside.
          We had to sit with scarves on our faces to breathe, says John. The worst thing was the ignorance and powerlessness of the Danish soldiers in the face of the expectation of new strikes. We did not know where and when the next rocket would fall.
          We could just sit and wait. We could not do what we are prepared for. We could just wait, says John.
          Danish soldiers reacted differently. Some sat and told jokes to protect themselves. Some clung to each other, and some cried, says the Danish sergeant.
          After the attack, the soldiers were surprised that there was no more destruction. I would have thought that the nearest missile hit 300 feet from us, and when we walked later, there were helicopters torn in half, and the openings were so large that the van could be parked in them.
          Psychologists are now traveling to Kuwait to help Danish soldiers recover from a terrifying experience. We really need them. It was a situation for which we were not prepared, says John.


          https://nyheder.tv2.dk/udland/2020-01-10-dansk-soldat-efter-iransk-angreb-jeg-foelte-mig-magtesloes - интервью датского сержанта

          You involuntarily think what would have happened to these "soldiers", being in the trenches under fire. And there are no psychologists nearby ...)))
        2. Deck
          Deck 14 January 2020 11: 59
          -1
          -Healthy Kuma
          -In the bazaar was
          -Do you see deaf?
          - I bought a rooster.

          You do not understand what is written? Question about money
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi 14 January 2020 14: 42
            +1
            Quote: Deck
            You do not understand what is written? Question about money

            Is one helicopter broken? Minus 10 million dollars. Paralyzed moving around the country? It's not in dollars, it's in diapers. Allies run? This is to close the torture chamber.
            And what about the American president without torture? Old senile.
      2. AlexG83
        AlexG83 14 January 2020 09: 50
        +2
        Quote: Deck
        How much does a rocket cost and how much does a change house cost?

        Effective manager? crying
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 14 January 2020 04: 47
    +12
    And the accuracy of Iranian missiles has significantly increased. This is far from "Scud". It is interesting to know about its targeting system. And if such a missile has a nuclear warhead. recourse
    1. genius-f
      genius-f 14 January 2020 15: 30
      +1
      And if it's just dirty, then the base is no longer usable. If radiation is 2-3 times higher than normal, then in wartime you can tolerate it, but in peacetime with such a low infection, no one will work there. But Iran has reactors.
  3. thanks
    thanks 14 January 2020 04: 51
    -2
    There is no reception against scrap - if there is no other scrap ... Of course, the USA has scrap, but it is good that it was not used. Remember Saddam Hussein.
  4. anjey
    anjey 14 January 2020 04: 51
    +19
    There would be more such "lessons" for the Americans so that they would not pass without a trace laughing
  5. Thrifty
    Thrifty 14 January 2020 05: 20
    +7
    Good but not enough! It was necessary to launch more rockets there so as not to leave a stone on a stone!
    1. Nastia makarova
      Nastia makarova 14 January 2020 07: 47
      0
      it was a significant hit, almost all the missiles hit, there was no purpose to destroy the base
      1. svp67
        svp67 14 January 2020 12: 08
        +2
        Quote: Nastia Makarova
        it was a significant hit, almost all the missiles hit, there was no purpose to destroy the base

        Exponential? This murder of Suleimani is EXPLICITATIVE, and the blow ... is "blowing off steam."
        1. Nastia makarova
          Nastia makarova 14 January 2020 12: 41
          -1
          showed that they can shoot very accurately
          1. svp67
            svp67 14 January 2020 12: 46
            0
            Quote: Nastia Makarova
            showed that they can shoot very accurately

            Yes, the rockets lay down heap and this is really an indicator. But I haven't seen the percentage of hits anywhere. How many missiles flew and hit from those launched? And why exactly did they hit this part of the bases? What was there in those boxes? It is strange that there is no information about the damage. For me, the enemy's air defense systems should be destroyed first, but no one seems to have fired at them. Like those means did not counteract this blow. A very "muddy" story, very much.
            You see at least one destroyed passenger car in these photos, not to mention the F-35 or B-52. The full impression that they just gave a shot, that would "blow off steam"
            1. Nastia makarova
              Nastia makarova 14 January 2020 13: 03
              +1
              Quote: svp67
              Quote: Nastia Makarova
              showed that they can shoot very accurately

              The full impression that they just gave a shot, that would "blow off steam"

              that’s exactly what happened, several missiles hit the base of this and enough for Iran, so they can shoot for sure
              1. svp67
                svp67 14 January 2020 13: 06
                -1
                Quote: Nastia Makarova
                that’s exactly what happened, several missiles hit the base of this and enough for Iran, so they can shoot for sure

                In conditions of complete non-opposition ... well, yes this is the result ... And what will happen if they begin to oppose?
                1. Nastia makarova
                  Nastia makarova 14 January 2020 13: 12
                  0
                  and who said they did not oppose? see again missile defense failed
                  1. svp67
                    svp67 14 January 2020 13: 14
                    +1
                    Quote: Nastia Makarova
                    and who said they did not oppose? see again missile defense failed

                    These are all fairy tales. To know about the impending strike, to know what targets will be hit and not to resist ... These are "greenhouse conditions" in which their missile defense system operates.
                    1. Nastia makarova
                      Nastia makarova 14 January 2020 13: 36
                      0
                      but for some reason they didn’t work))) that they inflicted a blow on the reputation of missile defense
                      1. svp67
                        svp67 14 January 2020 20: 19
                        -1
                        Quote: Nastia Makarova
                        but for some reason they didn’t work)))

                        Complete impression that this was part of some sort of arrangement
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  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 14 January 2020 07: 00
    +11
    being warned about the attack, during the shelling they hid in bunkers
    Foreign policy is a tricky thing. In response to the assassination of his general, a missile strike, but with a preliminary warning. And the wolves are full and the sheep are whole. One reports that everything is fine, the other - slapped the United States. And behind the brackets - nobody really needs a real war by and large.
    1. KBaHT_BpeMeHu
      KBaHT_BpeMeHu 14 January 2020 15: 13
      +1
      After Iran hit the US bases in Iraq, a medical board flew from Iraq to the Spangdahlem airbase in Germany. On Monday, 2 corpses are found at the airbase, accompanied by strange comments like: "found lifeless in a dormitory room", "there were no other members of the base in the common room and not a single pilot had roommates", "they did not contact anyone or anyone. does not know the details "," There is no information about the causes of death yet. "
  8. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 14 January 2020 08: 20
    -5
    So he said, why include the US missile defense? One "Patriot" is 10 times more expensive than all the rubbish from padding mattresses, fiberboard and curved profiles.
    Demonstration of missile defense capabilities? "And what new will be introduced into the development of hunting?" (An ordinary miracle)
    USA and so sells purchases.
    And if, God forbid, the missile defense worked, 100%. Iran would have started another option of revenge and may be more costly for the United States. No, when the upcoming losses are calculated, there is confidence in the future. feel
    1. Ratmir_Ryazan
      Ratmir_Ryazan 14 January 2020 13: 37
      0
      [quote] One "Patriot" is 10 times more expensive than all the trash from padding polyester mattresses, fiberboard and bent profiles. / Quote]

      Well yes?! And did the USA have 100% confidence that the strike would be exactly what it was?

      And not the fact that all photos of the consequences of the blow will show.

      Although even judging by these photographs in the affected hangars, it was most likely full of expensive equipment and probably weapons for helicopters and convertiplanes.


      1. Pike
        Pike 15 January 2020 07: 34
        +1
        Danish soldier, in the above interview, speaks of crashed helicopters
  9. Kostadinov
    Kostadinov 14 January 2020 10: 48
    +5
    Beale is hit by a control tower for flight control. So the base beat viveden out of order for a long time.
    In a real war, this means defeat.
    1. atalef
      atalef 14 January 2020 13: 11
      -6
      Quote: Kostadinov
      Beale is hit by a control tower for flight control. So the base beat viveden out of order for a long time.
      In a real war, this means defeat.

      Smiled.
      the Americans killed Sulaymaniyah, in response to Iran - he shot back without hitting anyone, crushed over 50 of his citizens at a funeral, shot down a passenger plane with his and foreign citizens in the curtain - and of course - a complete victory laughing
  10. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 14 January 2020 13: 29
    +4
    The rockets arrived exactly. It’s a pity that a little.
  11. Dmitry V.
    Dmitry V. 15 January 2020 15: 14
    +1
    According to the area target, it makes sense to hit cluster warheads with high-explosive submunitions, more area of ​​destruction, more soldiers-neurasthenics and underpants to dry.