Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned against retaliation and urged US to withdraw troops, FAA issued emergency restrictions for Persian Gulf airspace.
Trump later tweeted “all is well” and “so far, so good” regarding casualties, will speak on Wednesday exhibits his careful wording for tension not to escalate.
Pentagon said it was still “working on initial battle damage assessments” after “Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq.”
“It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil,” the Pentagon said.
Mike Rogers, Senate Congress view to the president’s Tuesday night tweet as a sign that his reaction might be more restrained .
Iran says 80 ‘American terrorists’ killed in missile strikes on US targets in Iraq. Iran’s Supreme Leader says strikes on US base in Iraq were successful. Iranian television says 80 American soldiers were killed in strikes on base in Iraq, despite the United States saying there were no American casualties. Iranian state television reported an attack on one base housing US personnel, saying it was in response to Friday’s killing in a US drone strike of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, one of the most important figures in the country’s government.
Also killed was a top Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was with Soleimani just outside Baghdad international airport when the US drone struck.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced that the Ain al-Assad base was hit with dozens of missiles, warning that a US counter-attack would be met with an even “more crushing response.”
Iraqi military says there were no Iraqi casualties in overnight Iranian strikes.