UPDATE : The US Ain al-Assad air base in W. Iraq and a US facility at Erbil (*Irbil), capital of the Kurdish republic, were hit by 35 missiles early Wednesday, Jan. 8, Tehran announced.
UPDATE: The CENTCOM (United States Central Command) claims that Iran launched 15 missiles. 10 of them hit the US-oprated Ayn al-Assad airbase, one struckt the area near Erbil city (a US military facility is located there). 4 missiles allegedly failed.
Early on January 8, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched at least 10 missiles at the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in western Iraq.
Also, the US base from Erbil was hit. The US Mid-East troops & IDF are on top alert.
The Al Asad airbase houses about 1,500 U.S. and coalition forces.
UPDATE: An Iraqi security source told CNN that there are casualties among the Iraqis at al-Asad air base following the attack. But it is not yet known whether those causalities are wounded or killed.
UPDATE: Iranian TV airs footage showing dozens of ballistic missiles heading towards U.S bases in western Iraq.
UPDATE: Iranian state television said Iran had fired 15 missiles at U.S. targets in Iraq. The U.S. military said at least two Iraqi facilities hosting U.S.-led coalition personnel were targeted at about 1:30 A.M. (2230 GMT on Tuesday).
UPDATE: The Washington Post newspaper reported at least 6 rockets struck at the airport.
Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq, the Pentagon said.
Iranian state television said on Wednesday that at least 80 “American terrorists” were killed in attacks involving 15 missiles Tehran launched on US targets in Iraq, adding that none of the missiles were intercepted.
U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet that an assessment of casualties and damage from the strikes was under way and that he would make a statement on Wednesday morning.
In an apparently unrelated incident, a Ukrainian airliner with 176 people on board crashed in Iran on Wednesday, killing all those on board, due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iranian media and Ukrainian officials said.