More than six US Air Force F-35A Lightning II fighter jets left Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates at around 2 am Wednesday, according to multiple local Middle Eastern sources, possibly heading to respond to Tuesday night’s Iranian attack on American targets in 
Iraq.

The warplanes left the UAE just about two minutes after the Ain Al-Asad Air Base came under rocket and missile fire from Iran, and from a local Iranian proxy militia in Iraq.

Iran threatened to attack the United Arab Emirates and Israel, if there is a response to its missile attack against the US forces. “We are warning all American allies, who gave their bases to its terrorist army, that any territory that is the starting point of aggressive acts against Iran will be targeted,” the Guard said, adding that if Iranian soil is bombed it will target Dubai and Haifa in its third wave of operations.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Forces (IRGC), fired ballistic surface-to-surface missiles from Iran at the Ain Al-Asad air base in al-Anbar, which hosts US personnel as well as those from the UK and the Iraqi military.The IRGC Fateh-313 surface-to-surface missiles to hit Ain al-Asad airbase, Iran’s semi-officials Fars news agency reported. The Kataib Hezbollah militia, which is the 45th Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) and an Iranian proxy group, fired at least 40 Katyusha rockets at the base as well.
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