IRAN today pinpointed 35 “key US targets” for revenge after its top general was assassinated – with America expecting retaliation “within weeks.”
Hours later, rockets were fired near the US Embassy in Baghdad and at an airbase housing American troops, according to reports.
The two attacks came just hours after mourners chanted “death to America” at the funeral of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
A retaliation attack from Iran could be seen ‘within weeks’ either at home or abroad, a senior congressional staffer told Time Magazine.
The staffer said, ‘There is no indication that there is going to be a de-escalation in the near future. The only question is how bad is the retaliation going to be and where and what is it going to hit.”
There are not believed to be any injuries after the rockets fell at the embassy compound — in the Iraqi capital’s green zone — and near Iraq’s Balad airbase.
Missiles also rained down on Baghdad’s Jadriya neighbourhood – wounding five people, police said.
The chilling flag display is seen as a clear warning the Islamic Republic is ready to fulfill its worrying pledge to strike back at America and Donald Trump.
Chillingly written across the ‘war flag’ were the words, “Those who want to avenge the blood of Hussein.”
Red flags in Shiite tradition symbolise both blood spilled unjustly and serve as a call to avenge a person who is slain.
It was hoisted above the important Jamkaran Mosque which is on the outskirts of the holy city of Qom, about 100 miles south of Tehran.
It took to the skies as General Qasem Soleimani’s daughter pleaded with the Iranian president to strike back over her father’s death.