The shelling was the IRGC’s response to the American assassination of Iranian General Kasem Suleimani.
Iran has attacked several U.S. military installations in Iraq with ballistic missiles. This was reported by ABC on January 8.
According to a White House source, the missile strike hit an American facility near the city of Erbil in northern Iraq, as well as the Ain al-Assad airbase in the west of the country.
Earlier, Sky News Arabia reported that nine missiles were fired at Ein al-Assad airbase in western Iraq.
According to Press TV, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the attack on the airbase was in retaliation for the assassination of General Kasem Suleimani.
It is noted that the strike was carried out by dozens of missiles. Press TV also published an alleged video of the missile salvo.
No information on casualties or damage has yet been received.
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First #IRGC footage emerges showing #Iran missiles targeting #AinAlAssad airbase in #Iraq in response to General #Soleimani's assassination.#GeneralSoleimani #DecisiveResponse #SoleimaniAssassination pic.twitter.com/vpXA0HvLXG
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According to the spokeswoman of the US President Stephanie Grisham, Donald Trump was informed about the shelling of bases in Iraq.
“We are aware of reports of attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq. The President has been informed, he is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with his team on national security,” the spokesperson of the American leader said.
Recall, the situation in Iraq sharply escalated after the U.S. conducted an operation near the airport of Baghdad, which resulted in the death of Iranian General Kasem Suleimani.
The missile strike on the convoy, which was followed by the military commander, was carried out on Trump’s personal order.
Iran stressed that the U.S. actions are tantamount to waging war and promised revenge.