January 08, 2020 (GMN) - The Pentagon said it is assessing the damage after at least two U.S. military bases in Iraq were targeted by “more than a dozen ballistic missiles” fired by Iran.
Assistant to the Defense Secretary for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman said the attack occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Iran time on Wednesday. The attack happened at roughly the same time U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike in Iraq that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani four days earlier.
“It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil,” Hoffman said.
Iran local media said it launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing U.S. troops as part of its promise to avenge Soleimani.