BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON: Iran stated it launched a missile assault on US-led forces in Iraq within the early hours of Wednesday in retaliation for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing has raised fears of much broader warfare inside the Middle East. Tehran fired extra than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iranian territory in opposition to as a minimum two Iraqi military bases hosting US-led coalition employees at approximately 1.30 a.M. Nearby time, the United States military said on Tuesday. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps confirmed they fired the missiles to retaliate for the remaining week's killing of Qassim Suleimani, according to an announcement on kingdom TV. The assertion advised America to withdraw its troops from the location to save you greater deaths, the country TV said. The Pentagon did no longer offers reports of casualties inside the assault. "We are operating on initial conflict harm tests," Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement, adding the bases targeted have been al-Asad airbase and another in Erbil, Iraq.
"As we evaluate the scenario and our reaction, we will take all essential measures to protect and protect US personnel, partners, and allies within the region."