Iran attacked US military basis in Iraq with ballistic missiles
Iran retaliated for the killing of a top general by firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi air bases housing U.S. forces on Wednesday local time.
Washington and Tehran both confirmed that Iran was the source of the missiles. The extent of any causalities or damage was immediately unclear.
Later, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the strikes were a "slap in the face" to the U.S. and not sufficient retaliation for the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.
President Donald Trump said that the damage and casualties from the strikes were being assessed and that he would be making a statement sometime Wednesday morning. Without providing further details he tweeted that "all is well!" and "so far, so good!"
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & 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 tomorrow morning.
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