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US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
17:45, 14.01.2020

Akeem Ferguson was in a bunker when his team received the bone-chilling radio transmission: Six Iranian ballistic missiles were headed in their direction.

The concrete slab they had taken cover under offered little protection from projectiles that US troops in Iraq were being attacked with.
"I held on to my gun and put my head down and I tried to find a happy place, so I started singing to my daughters in my head," said the six-foot tall US staff sergeant. "And I just waited. I hoped that whatever happened, that it was quick."
"I was 100% ready to die," he added.
Ferguson survived unscathed along with other US troops and civilian contractors on Iraq's al-Asad base, after a barrage of Iranian ballistic missiles on the morning of January 8.
The strike was the widest scale attack on a base housing US troops in decades. Troops said the absence of casualties was nothing short of a "miracle."

US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
US troops sheltered in Saddam-era bunkers during Iran missile attack․ #CNN
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