Iran launches missile strike against U.S in Iraq

Iran has launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where U.S military and coalition forces' are stationed in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

According to Iranian state TV, the attacks were in revenge for the killing of the commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a U.S drone strike on Friday, which was ordered by President Donald Trump.

Officials said President Trump has been briefed and he is monitoring the situation.

"We are working on initial battle damage assessments," Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman said.

"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 U.S military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil, Hoffman said.