Iran Launches More Than a Dozen Ballistic Missiles

January 08, 2020 - 4:30 am

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Iran launched "more than a dozen ballistic missiles" at two bases in Iraq that house U.S. troops, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday night. The attack took place around 5:30 p.m. ET.

(Below is video of the attack, according to Iran's FARS News Agency)

One of the bases targeted was Ain Assad air base.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps took credit for the attack, which Iranian TV said was a revenge attack over the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

State TV said the operation’s name was “Marytr Soleimani.”

It said the Guard’s aerospace division, which controls Iran’s missile program, launched the attack.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned the U.S. and its regional allies against retaliating over the missile attack in Iraq. The Guard issued the warning via a statement carried by Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency.

“We are warning all American allies, who gave their bases to its terrorist army, that any territory that is the starting point of aggressive acts against Iran will be targeted,” The Guard said. It also threatened Israel.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham tweeted, "We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team."

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