Iran launches more than a dozen missiles attack at US forces in Iraq

Iran launches more than a dozen missiles attack at US forces in Iraq

- Iran has reportedly launched rocket attacks against the US forces based in Iraq on Tuesday evening

- “More than a dozen” missiles were reportedly fired by Iran as retaliation following the funeral of their country’s top general

- It has been also reported that US civilian flights are now also banned over Gulf, Iran, and Iraq

- There were no casualties confirmed yet following the attack at the US forces in Iraq

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Iran reportedly fired “more than a dozen” missiles attack at the US forces in Iraq on Tuesday evening.

KAMI learned that the attack appeared to be Iran’s retaliation following America’s attack that killed Iran’s Quds Force leader, Qassem Soleimani.

In a report by ABC News, the launching of the attack came after the funeral of Soleimani in Kerman, Iran.

"At approximately 5.30 p.m. (2230 GMT) on January 7, Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq," Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.

"It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil,” he added.

According to Agence France-Presse, US civil flights are already banned over the Gulf, Iraq, and Iran.

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It has also been reported that there were no confirmed casualties yet as of posting time.

In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte conducted an emergency meeting with the officials of concerned government agencies and departments over the rising tension between Iran and the US.

Duterte also ordered the possible repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Iran.

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