And so it begins: Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

By NASSER KARIMI, AMIR VAHDAT and JON GAMBRELL

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.

U.S. officials confirmed the strikes, though Iran only initially acknowledged targeting one base. There was no immediate word on injuries.

Iranian state TV said the attack was in revenge for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose funeral procession Tuesday in his hometown of Kerman prompted angry calls to avenge his death, which drastically raised tensions in the Middle East.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned the U.S. and its regional allies against retaliating over the missile attack against the Ain Assad air base in Iraq’s western Anbar province. 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.

AP news

2 thoughts on “And so it begins: Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

  1. They will do this for a few weeks and then bugger off

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  2. Imminent, about to occur, threat about to happen. What a stretch. Trump and crew don’t know if they are on foot or horseback. He gave a better briefing to a rally crowd than the congress got. Loose lips sink ships was the saying in WW2. Well, it sunk an airliner this time.God help us all.

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