Iran Fires On US Airbase by Cheryl Rofer| January 7, 20206:48 pm| 330 CommentsThis post is in: Iran, Rofer on International Relations, WarFacebookTweetEmail Things are still happening. Here’s a selection of tweets. US official confirms to ABC that ballistic missiles have been fired from inside Iran at multiple US military facilities in Iraq including Erbil in northern Iraq and Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq, the official said. No information on casualties – @Elizabeth_McLau @LMartinezABC— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) January 7, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran launches "tens" of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq's Ain Assad air base housing US troops— Aamer Madhani (@AamerISmad) January 7, 2020 ? ?? JUST IN ?? ?PRESS TV EXCLUSIVEFirst #IRGC footage emerges showing #Iran missiles targeting #AinAlAssad airbase in #Iraq in response to General #Soleimani's assassination.#GeneralSoleimani #DecisiveResponse #SoleimaniAssassination pic.twitter.com/vpXA0HvLXG— Press TV (@PressTV) January 7, 2020 IRGC statement confirms missile attack on US military base in Iraq, warns:1. US response will result in further retaliation2. Regional allies responsible for assisting US response will be directly targeted3. Israel and US are considered as one4. US must withdraw from region— Sam (@sonofnariman) January 7, 2020 I may be jumping the gun but such an attack which US forces must be ready for in Iraq and which is being trumpeted on TV in Iran looks like a way for Iran to make a lot of domestic noise with little damage. If they really wanted to hit back this is not the drastic way I think. https://t.co/DlVmKJbkWc— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) January 7, 2020 The best-case scenario was always that Iran launched a retaliation:— symbolically significant enough that it could move on— limited enough in damage that the US could shrug it off — with no loss of life, civilian or militaryHere’s hoping that’s what this is.— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) January 7, 2020 Iran is practicing its right under international law to self defense as stipulated by Article 51 of UN Charter. The targets are not “Americans” or civilians, but combatants who have been asked to withdraw from Iraqi sovereign territory— Amal Saad (@amalsaad_lb) January 7, 2020 I’ll add more in the comments as they show up.