US bases in Iraq hit by ballistic missiles

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    January 7th 2020 – 9:00pm:

    At least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles.

    The Pentagon says at least two sites were attacked, in Irbil and Al-Asad.

    It is unclear if there have been any casualties.

    According to the BBC, Iranian state TV says the attack is a retaliation after the country’s top commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike in Baghdad, on the orders of US President Donald Trump.

    White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement: “We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The president has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team.”