US to Deploy Patriots in Middle East as Iran Puts Ballistic Missle Bases on "High Alert"

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US to Deploy Patriots in Middle East as Iran Puts Ballistic Missle Bases on

Iran has reportedly put all of its ballistic missile bases "on high alert" and the US plans to deploy Patriot air defense systems in the Middle East as US-Iran tensions rise after the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, head of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)-Quds Forces in US air strikes.

"IRGC Aerospace Force has put all of its ballistic missile bases on high-alert. IRGC affiliated news media of Iran's Islamic Regime claim that they are ready to launch missiles at several air bases which host US Air Force airplanes in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Jordan," Babak Taghvaee, author and journalist, said in a Twitter post on Friday.

On Tuesday, the US will deploy heavy equipment & weapons including Patriot PAC3 surface-to-air missile systems on-board three C-5Ms to Jordan to strengthen the air defense capability for protection of its military bases from danger of IRGC's ballistic & cruise missile attacks, Taghvaee said.

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