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Never-before-seen video of the attack on Al Asad Airbase

CBS News 01 Mar 2021
David Martin speaks with troops who were there as an Iranian ballistic missile attack rained down on Al Asad Airbase in Iraq, part of six days that saw the U.S. and Iran go to the brink of war ... .
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The inside story of the Iranian attack on Al Asad Airbase

CBS News 01 Mar 2021
60 Minutes contributor David Martin and producer Mary Walsh report on the January 2020 attack on American forces stationed in Iraq ... .
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‘Luck the only thing’ that helped troops survive Iran counterstrikes on US airbase: Army comdr.

Press TV 27 Feb 2021
On 8 January 2020, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted the American airbase in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, home to 2,000 US troops and scores of aircraft, with a barrage of missiles in retaliation for the assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani five days earlier.
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Survivors describe Iranian missile attack on Al Asad Airbase

CBS News 26 Feb 2021
David Martin reports on the attack that nearly caused war between the U.S. and Iran, Sunday on 60 Minutes ... .
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Rocket attack on Iraqi airbase where US defense company operates

The Observer 21 Feb 2021
At least four rockets struck an airbase in Balad, north of Baghdad, on Saturday, the Iraqi military said in a statement ... On Saturday, four security officials said the individual wounded at the airbase in Salahaddin province worked for the US company, and one said his nationality was South African.
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VIDEO: Commander at US Airbase in Japan releases video about base deaths where Hubbard man’s body was found

The Vindicator 20 Feb 2021
CLICK HERE to watch video from commander of US Air base in Japan. The commander of the U.S ... Trevor Balint was found dead in an apartment complex on the base after he’d gone missing more than two weeks earlier ... .
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3 rockets hit airbase in Iraq's Salahudin province: local source

China.dot.org 20 Feb 2021
20 (Xinhua) -- Three Katyusha rockets on Saturday landed on an Iraqi military airbase in Iraq's Salahudin province, a provincial security source said ... The other two rockets landed in an empty area inside the airbase without causing casualties, he added ... The airbase was housing many U.S.
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Three Missiles Hit Iraqi Airbase North of Baghdad, Two Employees Injured - Reports

Urdu Point 20 Feb 2021
CAIRO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 21st February, 2021) Two employees of Iraqi airbase Balad, located ...
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3 rockets hit airbase in Iraq's Salahudin province

Beijing News 20 Feb 2021
Three Katyusha rockets on Saturday landed on an Iraqi military airbase in Iraq's Salahudin province, a provincial security source said ... The other two rockets landed in an empty area inside the airbase without causing casualties, he added ... The airbase was housing many U.S.
photo: USAF / Tech. Sgt. Caycee Cook
Airman 1st Class Trew Valasse, a crew chief with the 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., prepares to launch an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a mission from Joint Base Balad, Iraq on July 14, 2010, flown by Capt. Jacob Scott, a fighter pilot with the 157th Fighter Squadron. The 169th Fighter Wing at McEntire sent F-16’s, pilots, maintenance specialists, and support personnel overseas for its first major combat operation since 2003, when the unit deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and flew more than 400 combat missions.  The 169 FW is now an
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Rockets hit Iraq military airbase hosting US contractors

Al Jazeera 20 Feb 2021
At least four rockets struck an Iraqi airbase on Saturday night, the Iraqi military said in a statement, while other officials said one person was wounded at the base where a United States defence company services combat aircraft ... No group immediately claimed the attack on Balad airbase in Salah al-Din province.
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Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

The New Arab 20 Feb 2021
Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces ... F-16s at the Al-Balad airbase were backing the ongoing Tarmiyah operation against IS sleeper cells at the time of the rocket attack, two security sources told AFP.
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Rockets target Iraqi airbase after clashes with ISA local army source said that Katyusha-style rockets ...

Deccan Herald 20 Feb 2021
Four rockets hit the Al-Balad airbase north of the Iraqi capital on Saturday, the military said, as security sources told AFP a local contractor for a US company managing Iraq's F-16s was wounded ... F-16s at the Al-Balad airbase were backing the ongoing Tarmiyah operation against IS ...
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Iran tests Joe Biden with rocket attack on US‑coalition airbase in Iraqi Kurdistan

The Times/The Sunday Times 17 Feb 2021
The Arbil base is one of three still housing coalition forces in Iraq, including 150-200 British troops ... .
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