News reaching Jupdateafrica.com has it that, an Iraqi military airbase housing U.S. troops in Iraq’s Al Anbar province was hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles from Iran.
According to a statement by the US Defense Department, “It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil.”
It is unclear whether there is any damage to the Al-Assad airbase, which President Donald Trump visited last month, or whether there were any casualties.
Soleimani was one of the most influential figures in the Middle East, having developed a network of powerful militia groups whose clandestine reach stretched into Iraq, Syria and beyond.
The U.S. base attack is the latest development in the rapidly deteriorating relations with Iran. Tensions began simmering again after Trump unilaterally withdrew from a nuclear deal between Iran and several world powers in May 2018.