No fewer than 80 people were killed in Iran’s missile attack on US bases in Iraq, Reuters reported with reference to Iran’s state television.
Earlier, CNN said citing sources that the missiles launched by the Iranian side hit the part of the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq where no American troops were stationed.
U.S. President Donald Trump has reacted to the missiles launched at Iraq, which targeted American military facilities.
The facilities include Erbil in northern Iraq and Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.
“This morning, courageous fighters of the IRGC’s Air Force launched a successful operation called Operation Martyr Soleimani, with the code ‘Oh Zahra’ by firing tens of ground-to-ground missiles at the base of the terrorist and invasive U.S. forces named Ain Al Asad,” state news outlet ISNA reported.
Iran vowed to retaliate U.S. killing of military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone attack in Iraq.
ISNA said the first missile Iran launched was at exactly the same time as the missile that killed Qasem Soleimani last Friday.
In his reaction, Trump tweeted: “All is well! Missiles launched at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties and damages taking place now.
“So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far!”