- Jan 08, 2020
- in World
Iran Fires Missiles at Iraq U.S. Troops
Iran launched missile strikes late Tues against 2 Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces in return for the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani last week. over a dozen ballistic missiles targeted the Al Asad and Erbil military bases, the Pentagon aforementioned, and U.S. officers were assessing the harm.
It was still unclear early Wed morning whether or not there have been any casualties, however in an exceeding tweet Tues night President Trump said: "All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place currently. So far, so good! we have the most powerful and well-equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning."
Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif defended Iran's attack, tweeting that Tehran "took & finished proportionate measures in self-protection." He intercalary that "we don't ask for step-up of war, however, can defend ourselves against any aggression."
The Al Asad base of operations houses concerning 1,500 U.S. and coalition forces. the base was already on high-alert and recently paused its operations against ISIS to shift resources to arrange for a potential revenge attack by Iran.