Iran fires 22 missiles at two bases housing US troops: Iraq
Published on January 8, 2020 at 11.24
A total of 22 missiles struck two bases housing US troops, but there were no Iraqi casualties, the Iraqi military said Wednesday after the overnight attack.
“Between 1:45am and 2:15am (2245 GMT and 2315 GMT) Iraq was hit by 22 missiles, 17 on the Ain Al Asad air base and ... five on the city of Arbil,” the Iraqi military command said in a statement, adding they hit sites being used by the US-led international coalition.
“There were no victims among the Iraqi forces,” the military said, referring to the attack carried out by Iran in retaliation for the US killing of a top Iranian general.
While, Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq early on Wednesday. The US.military said at least two Iraqi facilities hosting US-led coalition personnel were targeted at about 1:30am Iraq time (2230 GMT on Tuesday). Iraq said 22 missiles were fired.