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Iran fires more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military air bases housing U.S. troops

NBC News reports Iran retaliated for the killing of a top general by firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military air bases housing U.S. troops on Wednesday.

LIVE: @NBCNews Special Report: Iraq's al-Asad airbase, which houses US troops, hit with a rocket attack.

LIVE: @NBCNews Special Report: Iraq's al-Asad airbase, which houses US troops, hit with a rocket attack.

Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, January 7, 2020
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Pentagon officials said there was no question about the source of the missiles, and the Iranian government quickly claimed responsibility.

"It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. military and coalition personnel," the Defense Department said in a statement.

It was unclear whether there was any damage to the Ain al-Asad air base, which President Donald Trump visited last month, or whether there were any casualties.

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