Iran launches missiles for U.S. troops in Iraq

Iran supreme leader says 'slap in face' delivered to US after missile attack

Iran Claims Credit for Missile Attack on US Military Base in Iraq

Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraq airbases that house USA military troops, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.

Iraqi security officials told CNN that no casualties were reported following the attacks.

A war monitor reports on Wednesday said US forces, positioned along with their Syrian Kurdish allies in eastern Syria, are on alert following the overnight Iranian missile attacks in neighbouring Iraq.

"The FAA issued Notices to Airmen (NOTAMS) tonight outlining flight restrictions that prohibit United States civil aviation operators from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman".

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard then warned the US and its regional allies against retaliating over the missile attack in Iraq.

Ali Shamkhani told the Tasnim news agency: "The 27 U.S. bases that are closest to Iran's border are already on high alert; they know that the response is likely to include medium-range & long-range missiles".

The defence department said that the U.S. is working on initial battle damage assessments and the bases have been put on high alert to prevent further attacks.

Earlier Tuesday in Washington, Trump again justified the action, telling reporters that Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, including a recent a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base that killed a US civilian contractor. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the White House is aware of the reports.

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The bases house US troops and the attack was launched following the death of the country's top general Qassem Soleimani, following the orders of US President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that there will be retribution for the hostile United States act.

According to details, Mark Esper said on Monday while speaking to reporters that the U.S. military will "follow the laws of armed conflict", amid threats of retaliation from Tehran over the USA assassination of its top military commander, Qassem Soleimani.

"The president and his crew had better figure out a way to... tone down everything because we could be in the middle of a full-fledged war, and I don't think that is something anybody wants", he said.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran "took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter".

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