Iran retaliates, attacks two military bases housing U.S forces

Iran has launched more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases that house United States of America troops in retaliation for the American airstrike that killed top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.

A US official told CNN that there were no initial reports of any US casualties, but an assessment of the impact of the strikes is underway.

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A preliminary report indicated there were Iraqi casualties, but Iraqi security officials later told CNN there were no casualties among Iraqi security forces.

The number of casualties and whether the individuals were killed or wounded were not immediately clear as there is no official word yet.

U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper met with President Donald Trump at the White House following the attack.

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Trump has already reacted to the incident via Twitter:

The foreign minister of Iran said the act was for self-defence :

The Guardian reports that British forces are on standby to respond to as the crisis escalates.

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