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More satellite pics of the damage to the Al Asad base. Two missiles hit a taxiway and a runway, those likely missed. The rest is direct hits into many hangars/buildings. It's very probable that some aircraft were destroyed or damaged either by direct hits or by shrapnels. 

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31769/satellite-images-show-the-aftermath-of-irans-missile-strikes-on-al-assad-air-base-in-iraq

 

Complete image of the base (very high resolution): https://s5.gifyu.com/images/highres.jpg

 

Allegedly the missiles used in the strike were mobile Zulfaghar ones. That's an improved Fatteh-110, i.e. something even the Lebanese Hezbollah likely posses. 

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   Yuri Lyamin commentary about missile launches

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Judging by these frames in the first video, one can say for sure that part of the launched missiles was solid-fuel OTR \ BRMD of the Fateh-110 \ 313 \ Zolfagar family. Typical oblique launch and smoke traces from the operation of solid rocket engines. The remaining missiles was Qiam liquid-propellant ballistic with a detachable guided warhead.

 

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   Iranian IRGC claimed responsibility for Boeing crash

 

   MOSCOW, Jan 11 - RIA News. The commander of the military-space forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the IRGC assumes full responsibility for the crash of the Ukrainian plane.

 

   The Boeing 737-800 of Ukraine’s International Airlines, flying from Tehran to Kiev, crashed shortly after leaving the airport on Wednesday morning. Killed all 176 people on board: 167 passengers from Iran, Ukraine, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Afghanistan, as well as nine crew members.

 

   On Saturday, the Iranian armed forces admitted that the Ukrainian Boeing was shot down unintentionally. The tragedy occurred due to a human factor: the plane flew close to a military facility. It was mistaken for an enemy cruise missile. The air defense system operator had a malfunctioning communication: it took about ten seconds to decide on the strike, and the military made the wrong choice. The Iranian President expressed his condolences in connection with the disaster and said that he deeply regrets.

 

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1 hour ago, mr.T said:

Double tap is quite standard SAM tactic,doesn't mean any of them missed , its just a way to make the 87% hit probability a 100% 

   First missile detonated few seconds after launch on low altitude, which is visible on the video. 

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I disagree.  The first missile detonated few seconds after the booster engine stopped after 18 seconds of flight. The second one detonated after 10 seconds of flight. The perception of different altitude is given by the fact that the plane was going towards the Tor position, i.e. the trajectory of the second missile logically had to be more steep to reach similar altitude. 

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   One of Iranian top scientists was killed in Hollywood-esq ambush.

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   Muhsin Fahrizadeh, the man behind the nuclear bomb project and one of Iran's most senior nuclear scientists, was killed today in an attack. Back in 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a special emphasis on his activities. This is a liquidation (most likely this is what we are talking about).

 

   Exactly 10 years ago, another specialist in the Iranian nuclear program was killed in a car bomb explosion. According to Israeli media reports, several years ago, Fakhrizada managed to survive during an assassination attempt on his life.

   UPD: it is reported that Fakhrizade died as a result of a shootout, which was staged by unknown persons with the scientist's bodyguards after the VBIED was blown up

 

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   Also claims that 2 attackers were killed and 1 captured.

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   According to Iranian state TV, a Nissan pickup was blown up next to the car of the murdered nuclear physicist. A large quantity of explosives was hidden under the wooden cargo. The explosion was so powerful that the car door was thrown over 200 meters.

    After that, a group of terrorists opened fire from a nearby SUV using machine guns and a assault rifles. Two of the attackers were killed, one was captured alive. There are no details about the attackers affiliation yet. Fakhrizadeh died of his injuries after he was taken to the hospital.

 

   According to NYT sources in the "US intelligence services", the attack was carried out by Israeli intelligence services. The IRGC said that Iran will surely take revenge.

 

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   Yuri Lyamin's short explanation of situation.

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   Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was a renowned Iranian physicist and research manager back in the 2000s. At one time he headed the Iranian Center for Physical Research and even in 2007 fell under the personal sanctions of the UN Security Council in accordance with Resolution 1747 for links with the Iranian nuclear program.

 

   According to rumors, over the past years, foreign intelligence services, primarily Israeli, have already tried to kill him, but before that attempts were unsuccessful. Whoever was behind this murder - Israel, the United States or someone else, it is worth noting that Iran still pays insufficient attention to the personal protection of even such well-known and sufficiently high-ranking persons. Despite the fact that Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was under threat for many years, he moved around the country with minimal security and it seems that even his car was not armored. In general, this is a long-standing problem, probably related to something with a demonstrative contempt for death due to the cult of martyrdom, in something with a desire not to break away from the people, etc. Because of this, many Iranian high-ranking military and civilian officials have died as a result of various terrorist attacks and assassination attempts over the past four decades.

 

   On the whole, unfortunately, something like this was to be expected now. Since the administration of Iranian President Rouhani has chosen an openly wait-and-see course, expecting to wait for Biden to come to power in the United States, Iran's opponents are trying to make the most of this time in the few weeks that Trump is still President of the United States.

 

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USS Georgia filmed by Iranian helicopter near the straight of Hormuz where Iranians hold navy excercise. For some reason sailing only on periscope depth giving Iranians nice chance to track it and gather data such as accoustic profile. 

 

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