Iran has reportedly launched a second phase of missile strikes an hour after the first attack on US military bases in Iraq. The country's semi-official news agency Tasnim News Agency said in a report on Wednesday.
Iran has launched a second attack on a US military base in Iraq, it said. The Tasnim News Agency says Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces launched a second attack an hour after the first attack.
French messaging company AFP says Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at US military bases in Iraq early Wednesday morning. Tehran has been under intense threat of revenge since the assassination of General Qasim Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the country's elite branch of the Revolutionary Guard.
The Pentagon says Iran has launched more than a dozen missile attacks on US military and allied forces in Iraq. Information on the initial casualties of the attack is being evaluated.
"It is clear that the missiles were fired from Iran," a Pentagon statement said. Iraqi missiles hit al-Assad and Iraqi military bases in Iraq. It is not known whether the US casualties were reported in the attack.
Iranian state television reports that US military bases were attacked in retaliation for the assassination of General Qasim Soleimani. Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned that its military bases will be severely damaged if the United States tries to launch any attacks after the retaliatory attack.
Qassam Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, a foreign arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard force, was died in a drone attack on January 3 under the direction of US President Donald Trump. Iran's top army chief warns of killing in Middle East. Meanwhile, US military bases in Iraq were attacked on Wednesday.
News Source: Tasnim News Agency, AFP, Reuters