The Pentagon confirmed that early Wednesday morning, Iran launched "more than a dozen ballistic missiles" targeting two Iraqi military bases hosting U.S. troops. The missiles were fired from Iran, and hit the al-Asad air base in western Iraq and another base in Erbil. No U.S. casualties have been reported. Iran's Revolutionary Guard called the attacks "fierce revenge" against the United States in retaliation for the death of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Last week, President Trump authorized an airstrike in Baghdad that killed Soleimani; the Trump administration has said Soleimani was targeted because he was planning imminent attacks against U.S. interests, though it has provided no evidence. After the attacks, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted, "We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression."
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