Pentagon confirms Iran attack at US military in Iraq

It stated that all the necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel would be taken

The Pentagon confirmed that Iran had launched missiles at US military and coalition forces in Iraq, CNN reports.

It stated that Iran had fired more than a dozen missiles at two military bases.

“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,” Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, said in a statement. 

He also stated that they were working on initial battle damage assessments.

“As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend U.S. personnel, partners, and allies in the region,” the Pentagon said.

As we reported earlier, Iran has fired more than a dozen rockets at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops early on January 8, 2020.

Iran has threatened to strike Dubai and Haifa in Israel if the US responds to its ballistic missiles attack.

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      • Looking at Trumps past record when dealing with terrorist leaders, the odds are he won’t do anything.

        • Trump set his red line at dead Americans. It looks like the terrorists were careful not to kill any though claim they killed many. Trump will give a speech today and announce what will happen. I think you’re right about retaliation for now, especially after the plane crash.

          • The only images I saw from Iraq were unexploded Iranian missiles, that failed 40 km from their target. I think the airbases are probably the safest place in Iraq against an Iranian missile attack. 😁

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