U.S. Commanders at Iraqi Base Believe Iranian Missile Barrage Was Designed to Kill

(Washington Post) Louisa Loveluck - U.S. commanders at the Iraqi military base targeted by Iranian missiles said Monday they believe the attack was intended to kill American personnel. The missile barrage last week left deep craters and the crumpled wreckage of living quarters. At least two soldiers were thrown through the window of a meters-high tower, and several dozen U.S. troops were later treated for concussion, military officials said. "These were designed and organized to inflict as many casualties as possible," said Lt.-Col. Tim Garland, who was on the base that day. The testimony of witnesses and the damage seemed to indicate that the lack of serious casualties was at least partly due to luck.

2020-01-14 00:00:00

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