The American “CBS news” channel published scenes for the first time documenting the moment Iranian missiles landed on the Al-Asad military base in Iraq, in response to the assassination of the Quds Force commander, Qassem Soleimani.
The channel said that a drone filmed the scenes, which show Iranian ballistic missiles landing on sites at the military base hosting US forces.
During an interview with the “60 Minutes” program, Army Major Robert Hales, the highest-ranking physician at the base, said that the attack was “similar to science fiction movies,” noting that during the bombing, he was in an armored vehicle at a safe distance outside the base and was afraid to return to find Hundreds of fellow dead soldiers.
According to the program’s report, the Iranian strike could have caused great damage to al-Qaeda, but the strike resulted in a number of injuries, most of which were a concussion in the brain that injured more than 100 soldiers, and no one was killed in the attack.
Tehran carried out an attack on January 8, 2020, in response to the assassination of Soleimani by a US raid near Baghdad Airport on the third of the same month.