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Iran fires missiles at US targets in Iraq

Iran fires missiles at US targets in Iraq

TEHRAN-(MaraviPost)-Iran  fired more than a dozen rockets at two Iraqi military bases hosting US troops, the Pentagon confirmed.   

The rockets fired at the Ain al-Asad base in Anbar province and a base in Erbil early on Wednesday came amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran following the US killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in  Iraq last week. Iran had pledged severe retailiation.  

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump is due to issue a statement on Iran at 11am ET (16:00 GMT) on Wednesday, a White House official said.

Here’s how countries from around the world are reacting to Iran’s decision to fire missiles at US targets in Iraq.

Follow the latest here: https://t.co/7kUgGBsrCYpic.twitter.com/FfSIbKihlS— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) January 8, 2020

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Lloyd M’bwana
Lloyd M’bwanahttps://www.maravipost.com
I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. Also University of Malawi (UNIMA) Library Science Scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post since 2019. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post.
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