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Seven buildings destroyed in Iran’s attack on US military in Iraq

Iran destroyed or damaged seven buildings in its last night attack on an Iraqi military base hosting US troops, according to satellite images.


Two images provided by commercial satellite company Planet Labs Inc., and reviewed by Reuters, show five missile impact points in that part of the base. tmsnrt.rs/39PJrzZ

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The extent of the damage can be gauged by comparing the photographs, taken after Wednesday’s attack, with images from Dec. 25 last year.

At least three of the structures appear to be aircraft maintenance hangers. Some of the buildings or structures have completely disappeared. Only parts of the others remain.

“They targeted the American portion of the base. They meant to hit it and they did hit it,” said Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

U.S. President Donald Trump said no Americans were harmed in the strikes, which Iranian said it launched in retaliation for the killing last week in Iraq of an Iranian general.

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