At least 10 missiles have hit the al-Asad air base, Al Anbar Province in Iraq, and Iran has claimed responsibility.

President Donald Trump visited the base in December 2019 to see troops after Christmas. Vice President Mike Pence also attended the base in November 2019.

Iranian state T.V. reported that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, “has hit U.S. Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq with tens of missiles.” The IRGC warned the United States of more “crushing responses in case of new aggression,” according to state T.V.
The attack happened early on Wednesday morning, with other targets also being hit. State TV report also said the operation’s name was “Martyr Soleimani.” It said Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division that controls the country’s missile program launched the attack.

 

 

The attacks by Iran occurred after the U.S. military precision strike on Baghdad International Airport, where terrorist leader Gen. Qassem Solemaini and other military personnel were killed. Soleimani was blamed for plotting to kill Americans, as well as having previously been responsible for the death of hundreds of U.S. soldiers. The IRGC warned the United States of more “crushing responses in case of new aggression,” according to state T.V. Iraqi lawmakers approved a resolution on Sunday to expel U.S. troops from the country. Five years ago, the Iraqi government had asked the United States to send troops to their homeland after Islamic extremists had overtaken them.

We are aware of the reports of attacks on U.S. facilities in Iraq,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

“The president has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team,” she added.