TEHRAN (Basirat) : Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Ali Rabiei expressed his gratitude to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for Wednesday attacks on US bases in Iraq in retaliation for the assassination of top commander, Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
“We thank and support the IRGC’s successful operation aimed at fulfilling its honest promise,” Rabiei said on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“A legitimate response” was given to the US and exactly the same place from which the US had mounted the attack on Iran was targeted, he added.
“We have not been after war, but any other aggression will get a tougher and more crushing response,” the spokesman went on to say.
Earlier, an informed source at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said the IRGC’s missile attack on US airbase of Ain al-Assad has killed at least 80 American forces.
Speaking to Tasnim on condition of anonymity, the informed source said the ballistic missiles launched by the IRGC on the US airbase in retaliation for the assassination of General Soleimani killed at least 80 “American terrorist forces”.
“At least 104 targets from the positions of the Americans and their allies in the region have been identified, and if the Americans make any mistake again, those positions will be targeted,” the source warned.
The source also said that a number of American drones and helicopters and a large amount of military equipment were seriously damaged in the IRGC missile attack.
Fifteen missiles rained down on Ain al-Assad airbase, none of which were intercepted by the US army’s radar system, the source stated, adding that the accuracy and destructive power of the missiles have been so high that a number of the missiles annihilated several sensitive targets simultaneously each.
In the early hours of Wednesday, the IRGC targeted two US airbases in Iraq, including the US airbase of Ain al-Assad, in retaliation for the US assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander, General Soleimani.