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Iranian missile attacks on US targets in Iraq killed 80 Americans, Trump tweets "All is Well"

By Gagandeep Sokhey . 8th January 2020 04:44pm
Iranian missile attacks on US targets in Iraq killed 80 Americans, Trump tweets


Tehran has fired around 15 ballistic missiles targeting over US-led forces in Iraq in retaliation of the killing of their supreme leader Qassem Soleimani.


January 8, 2020: Iran has launched more than dozens of missile attacks on the US base in Iraq where it claimed to have killed 'American terrorists' though it is still unclear that there have been any casualties. 

Donald Trump also shared in his tweet after assessing all the casualties and damages done and said "All is well",



However, Iran has claimed that around 80 Americans were killed in the missile attack and referred them as 80 "American terrorists" as per information shared by the Iranian state television. This also includes many US helicopters and military equipments which got severely damaged.



The area which was attacked by the missile strike was earlier visited by Donald Trump where he served as a commander in chief and this was the place where US troops were stationed. 



Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in his speech that "Last night, a slap in the face was delivered" to the US after the attack and the same was broadcasted live on the Iranian state television.

State TV also warned that there are more than 100 targets that can be targeted for further attacks if Washington takes any retaliatory measures.

As of December 2019, there were about 6000 US troops stationed in Iraq and after Soleimani's death the Iraqis look forward to force the US troops to leave the country, but Donald Trump said that if it does so, Iraq will have to meet with the sanctions.



WHAT'S WORSE?

After the two US troops bases in Iraq were hit by the Iranian missiles, the oil prices have risen by up to 1.4% whereas many of the stock markets were hit and fell by 0.8% to 1.3% for Hang Seng and Japan's Nikkei respectively.



This conflict can also disrupt the world's busiest sea route for oil exports popularly known as the Strait of Hormuz and that can directly hit the economy of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE, Kuwait, and even Qatar.



The airline companies have also banned from flying over Iraq, Iran and neighboring Gulf countries which also includes the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia. India has also advised the same thing for its airliners to avoid this route.

Is this the end of escalation of US-Iran conflict and Iran's retaliation. What do you think?