Iran attacks 2 US military bases in Iraq

Iran attacks 2 US military bases in Iraq

- The US launched two missile attackson Iran, which came shortly after the funeral service of Iran's fallen military commander Qassem Soleimani

- The US has not confirmed any casualties, stating that it is still monitoring the situation to assess the damage

- Iran has also threatened to attack states perceived to be on the side of the US, among them the UAE and Israel

- Washington has sent more than 3,500 troops to Iraq as reinforcement as tensions continue to escalate

Iran has fired more than a dozen missiles on two military bases hosting US troops in Iraq.

The missiles were launched on Tuesday evening, according to the Department of Defence (DoD) in Washington.

Iran launches more than 12 missiles on US troops
The missile attack came shortly after funeral service of Iran's military commander Qassem Soleimani (r). Photo: UGC.
Source: UGC

They have been interpreted as retaliation against President Donald Trump's administration after US forces killed Iran's military commander Qassem Soleimani.

The Pentagon confirmed the attack but did not reveal whether or not there were any casualties on the US side.

"Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq. It is clear that the missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at al-Assad and Irbil.
We are working on initial battle damage assessments," read a statement from Assistant to the Secretary of Defence for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman.

In a tweet, early on Wednesday President Trump said he was closely monitoring the situation adding that the US had one of most impenetrable military bases in the world.

"All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties and damages taking place now. 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," Trump said in a tweet.

Iran has threatened to unleash what it has termed as "hard revenge" and "a crushing responses" on the US for the death of Qassem Soleimani.

Tehran has warned that it will attack Dubai, Haifa and Israel if Iranian soil is bombed.

The US-Iran conflict has sucked in Kenya which has experienced a spike in al-Shabaab attacks targeting Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) and US installations.

Experts also project fuel prices may rise sharply due to the uncertainty facing the region.

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