Rocket Attack At Base Housing US Troops


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There has been a rocket attack at an airbase in Iraq that houses U.S. forces. Several rockets have reportedly been fired at Al-Asad Airbase in Western Iraq. The base is home to both Iraqi and U.S. military forces. The attack comes amid rising tensions with Iran over a U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard is claiming it has launched nine ballistic and multiple unguided missiles at the al-Assad Airbase in Western Iraq. This is the same base that President Trump visited over Thanksgiving.

President Trump says "All is well" after Iran launched missiles at two bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. On Twitter, Trump said U.S. forces are still assessing casualties and damage, but "so far, so good." The missiles targeting bases in western and northern Iraq were retaliation for last week's U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian general. Trump will make a statement on the attacks Wednesday morning.

A top Republican senator is warning Iran after the Islamic Republic launched missiles at two bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Lindsey Graham told Fox News that if Iran keeps up its aggressive behavior it could end up "out of the oil business." Graham noted President Trump wants Iran to change its behavior and could take aim at Iranian oil targets, instead of military targets. 

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