Iran Launches Missile Strike on American forces in Iraq

Tensions continue to rise in the aftermath of General Qasem Soleimani's death, as Iran exerts its revenge.

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Iran Launches Missile Strike on American forces in Iraq

Lord Toussaint, Chief Foreign Affairs Corespondent

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Tensions have further escalated in the Middle East, as Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at military bases in Iraq which house US military personnel. The strikes targeted the Al-Assad and Erbil military bases in Northern and Western Iraq. No American casualties have been confirmed and it is speculated by some that Iran intentionally decided not to hit the locations on the bases that housed American troops. The response had been highly anticipated and came as retaliation for the US drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq on the third of January that killed Iranian Major General Quasem Soleimani. Iranian Foreign Minister confirmed Iran’s responsibility for the strike and cited Article 51 of the UN charter as a grounds for the attack in a tweet on of January 7th after the attack. He would later go on to say in the same tweet that “We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.” President Trump will make an address today on the matter. More detailed updates and analysis on  current events and prior events on this matter are to come.