Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at two targets

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Tehran, Iran (AP) – Iran has struck back at the United States for the killing of a top Iranian general.

Iranian state TV says Tehran fired a series of surface-to-surface missiles at an Iraqi air base housing U.S. troops and warning the United States and its allies in the region not to retaliate.

Tehran has taken credit for launching the missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base.

The Guard’s aerospace division, which controls Iran’s missile program, launched the attack.

The Pentagon is confirming that Iran has launched “more than a dozen ballistic missiles” at two targets hosting against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

Defense Department spokesman Jonathan Hoffman says “It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran.”

He says the attacks “targeted at least two Iraqi military bases” at Ain Assad and Irbil.

Hoffman says the U.S. is “working on initial battle damage assessments.”

There is no word yet on any American casualties.

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