WATCH LIVE: President Trump Addresses The Nation After Iran ATTACKED US Airbase in Iraq

Pentagon statement: “At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq. It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil. We are working on initial battle damage assessments.”

The Pentagon added that it had taken “all appropriate measures to safeguard our personnel and partners” in recent days and placed the bases on high alert.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps“The brave soldiers of IRGC’s aerospace unit have launched a successful attack with tens of ballistic missiles on Al Assad military base in the name of martyr Gen. Qasem Soleimani. … We warn all allied countries of the U.S. that if attacks are launched from bases in their countries on Iran, they will be a target of military retaliation.”

A photo released by the IRGC appeared to show Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, personally overseeing the attacks. Khamenei said in the wake of Soleimani’s killing that Iran should retaliate directly and not through its proxies.

Source: Iran fires missiles at Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops

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