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Missiles were fired early Wednesday in multiple locations across Iraq, a senior U.S. military source in the country told reporters, describing it as a series of attacks on U.S. forces from Iran.
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The White House said it was aware of the reports.
"We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq," according to a statement from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. "The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team."
The attack comes days after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone attack in Iraq that was a response to The Iraqis Storming The US Embassy Compound In Baghdad, Chanting 'Death to America' (Benghazi Flashbacks)
No casualties have been reported so far.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard claimed responsibility for the attacks in a statement, calling it "revenge for the brutal assassination" of the elite military group's Quds Force commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike last week near Baghdad International Airport. The U.S. claimed the storied Iranian military figure had "plans to attack" U.S. personnel in the region.
"At approximately 5:30 p.m. (EST) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq. 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," Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.
"We are working on initial battle damage assessments," he added.
An Iraqi security source told reporters that there were Iraqi casualties in the attack on the Ain al-Assad air base. According to Al-Mayadeen, a plane was destroyed on the runway at the base.
The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group has been in the Gulf of Oman along with guided-missile destroyers, a guided-missile cruiser and at least one submarine. The Navy warships and submarine together had hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles with pre-planned targets locked into the missiles.
The ships would be ready to fire if given the order, two senior Pentagon officials told
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