http://middleeastobserver.net/irans-irgc-aerospace-chief-on-us-casualties-damages-future-retaliation-steps/

Description:
Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force General Amir Ali Hajizadeh reveals key details regarding the recent retaliatory Iranian ballistic missile attacks on US bases in Iraq.

Source: Iranian media: Al-Alam News/Fars News Agency
Date: 09/01/2020

Transcript:

– We struck with our missiles areas in the American airbase (in Iraq) that was used for equipping attack helicopters

– We were able to target the barracks of US soldiers in airbase but we avoided that because our aim was to target the command center

– We struck the US command center of the Ain al-Assad base and images reveal the extent of its destruction

– US President Trump use to visit Ain al-Assad airbase when he visits Iraq

– Our aim was to create terror and panic in hearts of US forces (in airbase)

– US forces transported its injured soldiers to Zionist entity (Israel) using 9 airplanes

– We have not heard of any targeting of American military bases without subsequent US retaliation ever since WWII

– What we heard from Trump is nonsense, America could have attacked Iran yet it was focusing on media action

– There are many targets in Iran yet America is unable to carry out such operations

– The world now knows who is the one that lost the battle

– US forces will inevitably leave the region

– The Resistance Axis is the one that will kick out American forces from the region

– There is no doubt that there are dead & injured among the US forces even though we targeted the base’s command centers

– The next step (of the response) will be carried out by the factions of the Resistance Axis

– The next response will not be merely a ‘slap’, but rather a step that will transform the situation of the region entirely

– Our first operation does not equal blood of the martyrs, the leader has announced that the retaliation will be achieved with the full withdrawal of US forces from region

– We are not criminals like the Americans, we could have targeted the residential buildings within the US base

– A new phase of the Revolution has begun with Soleimani’s martyrdom

– What’s important is we managed to break prestige of America

– We were expecting a response from US and we were prepared to respond to their response

– I tell the states overlooking Persian Gulf: America will not move to rescue you

– This is the first time that US bases are targeted since WWII

– During the operation targeting the US base we were expecting to receive a response, and we were prepared for all-out war

– We decided to target the largest US base and the furthest away from Iranian borders

– We were not looking to kill US soldiers with our missile attack, but surely many were killed

– We could have designed operation to kill 500 in the 1st step, & if they responded, we could have killed 4,000-5,000 in 2nd & 3rd steps

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