Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

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National News

January 7, 2020 - 9:11 PM

Shiite Muslims hold pictures of slain top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani to pay him tribute during a candle light vigil in Islamabad on Wednesday. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops in a major escalation that brought the two longtime foes closer to war.

Iranian state TV said it was in revenge for the U.S. killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whose death last week in an American drone strike near Baghdad prompted angry calls to avenge his slaying. A U.S. official said there were no immediate reports of American casualties, though buildings were still being searched.

‘All is well!’ President Donald Trump tweeted shortly after the missile attacks, adding, ‘So far, so good’ regarding casualties.

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