Iran announces 611 deaths from corona virus infection
commander adds on Iran threat: "I think the threat remains very high. I think the tensions have actually not gone down." "Perhaps coronavirus, even increases that on them. It is affecting senior leaders
Iran and their proxy forces are "not as good" since Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. drone strike, Gen. McKenzie says
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U.S. Central Command:The Secretary granted my request to continue to operate two carrier strike groups in the region, which is the first period of extended dual U.S. carrier operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility since April 2012– Gen Frank McKenzie, CDR CENTCOM
Head of U.S. forces in Middle East on U.S. airstrikes in Iraq: "We believe this is going to have an effect on deterring future strikes of this nature. We've seen in the past what happens when you don't respond," Gen. McKenzie says. "Kata'ib Hezbollah is closely linked to Iran."
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The slide shows the five KH locations that are known to have stored Iranian-supplied advanced conventional weapons that we struck at 6 p.m. on March 13, East Coast time, and on March 14 in Iraq.
– Gen Frank McKenzie, CDR CENTCOM
Death toll in Iran rises to 514, after 85 more death in the last 24 hours
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 8km E of Dehloran, Iran
Aircraft targeted bases of Iraninan militia near Al Bukamal
Security forces in Najaf province surround a hotel that hosts a number of Iranian visitors and it is feared that a number of them infected with the Coronavirus
Top adviser to Iran's supreme leader infected with coronavirus: Tasnim
Defense Secretary Esper says he has spoken to President Trump about attack in Iraq that killed 2 Americans and a British soldier. U.S. officials say Iranian-backed forces responsible. Esper says the president gave him all the authorities he needs to "do what I need to do."
CENTCOM's Gen. McKenzie confirms: "Today I have actually 2 aircraft carriers in the theater.". USS Truman in North Arabian Sea, and USS Eisenhower just pulled into the Red Sea.
Azerbaijan decides to extend the closure of its borders with Iran for an additional two weeks due to the Corona virus
US central command says rockets attack yesterday in Iraq was most likely carried out by Shi'ite groups
Iranian authorities announce the increase in the number of deaths from the Corona virus to 429
Iran requests $5 billion from the International Monetary Fund to combat the Coronavirus
US official tells there have been no US strikes tonight in the vicinity of Abu Kamal (some reports have implied the US conducted retaliation strikes there after the deadly attack on Taji )
Pompeo: Today's deadly attack on Iraq's Camp Taji military base will not be tolerated. @DominicRaab and I agree – those responsible must be held accountable
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Pentagon issues 60-day travel ban "to, from, or through" Level 3 countries (South Korea, China, Italy, Iran) for all DOD personnel and families, following Trump ban on all flights from Europe. Families also banned from Level 2 countries, including UK, Japan, Singapore
Iraq Joint Operations Command statement on attack on Taji military base tonight which killed 2 Americans & one Briton: "This attack is a very serious security challenge and a hostile act."
Centcom confirms "Three Coalition personnel were killed during a rocket attack on Camp Taji, Iraq, March 11," with 12 others wounded by 18 107mm Katyusha rockets fired from truck nearby
US Congress passes final resolution to restrain Trump on Iran
Heavy helicopter traffic at Ain Al-Asad air base in Anbar
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Video of the bombing of Iranian militia locations near Abu Kamal, east of Deir Ezzor
Missile strikes on military bases and points of Iranian militia in Al-Suway'iyah, Al-Heri, and the Al Hazam Al Hadar in Al-Bukamal countryside, east of Deir Al-Zour
British Ministry of Defence: "We can confirm we are aware of an incident involving UK service personnel at Camp Taji, Iraq. An investigation is underway, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time."
Deir Ezzor Al-Bukamal: Heavy strikes in Albukamal by unknown aircraft targets Iranian militia locations in the city
Iran to send black boxes from Ukrainian jetliner it shot down in January to Ukraine, Iran's ambassador to the UN tells Reuters. Says other countries have been invited to read the data, but not immediately clear whether Canada is among them.
An earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale strikes southern Iran