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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.
The missile attack came shortly after funeral service of Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani (r). 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.