Speed Reads

The Iran crisis

Pentagon: Iran launched more than 12 ballistic missiles against Iraqi bases housing U.S. forces

The Pentagon says Iran has launched "more than a dozen ballistic missiles" targeting at least 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, NBC News reports. Iran's Revolutionary Guards took credit for the attacks. "We are warning all American allies, who gave their bases to its terrorist army, that any territory that is the starting point of aggressive acts against Iran will be targeted," the Guard said in a statement.

Last week, President Trump authorized an airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Tehran vowed revenge, and Iranian state media reports the operation's name was "Martyr Soleimani."