Iran launches missiles against US military forces

Several ballistic missiles have been launched against US military and coalition forces in Iraq. Confirming the attack this morning, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman At noted that it was clear that the missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil. “We are working on initial battle damage assessments. In recent days and in response to Iranian threats and actions, the Department of Defense has taken all appropriate measures to safeguard our personnel and partners. These bases have been on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region,” he said. “As we evaluate the situation and our response, we will take all necessary measures to protect and defend US personnel, partners, and allies in the region. Due to the dynamic nature of the situation, we will continue to provide updates as they become available,” Hoffman added. A source noted that the attack came in three waves just after midnight. Sirens were heard and American helicopters flew over the air base, and total alert has been activated, according to Al Mayadeen TV, the source said. Ain Assad air base is located in Iraq’s western Anbar province. It was first used by American forces after the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. It later saw American troops stationed there amid the fight against the ISIS group in Iraq and Syria. Meanwhile, White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said the White House was aware of the reports. “The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team,” she said.
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