Iran has launched missile strikes against two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces in retaliation for the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani five days ago. More than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted the Al Asad and Erbil military bases, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and U.S. officials are assessing the damage. It’s unclear if there were any casualties.

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night that, “All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif defended Iran’s attack on Tuesday night, tweeting that Tehran “took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense.” He added that “we do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.”  

The Al Asad airbase houses about 1,500 U.S. and coalition forces. The base was already on high-alert and recently paused its operations against ISIS to shift resources to prepare for a possible revenge attack by Iran.

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Iran has launched missile strikes against two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. forces in retaliation for the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani five days ago. More than a dozen ballistic missiles targeted the Al Asad and Erbil military bases, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and U.S. officials are...