In response to the liquidation of General Suleymani, Iran carried out a series of missile attacks on military bases with the US military in Iraq.
On the night of Wednesday, January 8, Iran struck from its territory with more than a dozen missiles at two military bases in Iraq, on which the military of the United States and other countries of the antiterrorist coalition were located. The attack was reported at the Pentagon, noting that it occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time.
Citing its own sources, the Reuters news agency reports that there are no American casualties.
The Iraqi military, in turn, has officially announced the absence of losses on its part. According to them, the missile attack lasted about 30 minutes, and a total of 22 missiles were fired. 17 of them had access to the base of al-Assad, and five others - to the base in the northern region of Irbil. In this case, two unexploded missiles.
The Iranian Guard of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The attack took place against the background of the burial of Iranian general Kassem Suleimani, the commander of the special forces of the IRGC Al-Quds, who died as a result of an American missile strike.
At the same time, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran "carried out and completed proportional self-defense measures" by striking at bases from which an attack was carried out on Iranian officials and citizens.
"We do not seek escalation or war, but we will protect ourselves from any aggression," Zarif wrote on Twitter.
US President Donald Trump confirmed on Twitter an attack on two US bases and noted that the assessment of losses and destruction as a result of strikes is ongoing. He also announced a statement on this subject shortly.
"All is well!" - added Trump.
It was reported that a sharp aggravation of the situation in the Middle East occurred after the US military near the Baghdad airport killed Iranian General Kassem Suleimani with a missile strike on the night of January 3. In response, Iran announced a further withdrawal from the "nuclear deal" and retaliation strikes at US and Israeli facilities.