US President Donald Trump has revealed that there were no American casualty after Tehran fired missiles at airbases housing US forces in Iraq.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump stated that Iran appeared to be “standing down” after Tehran fired missiles at airbases housing US forces in Iraq and that there were no American or Iraqi casualties in the attacks, and “only minimal damage was sustained in our military bases.”
He added, “We must all work together to make a deal with Iran.”
The al-Asad air base in western Iraq, which houses some U.S. troops, was hit by at least six missiles, according to a U.S. defense official familiar with the situation. In a tweet late Tuesday, Trump proclaimed “All is well!”
In response to the US attack that killed a senior Revolution Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq last week which was ordered by President Trump, Iran had launched the missiles early Wednesday.
“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,” the country’s state-run news outlet ISNA reported.
No U.S. casualties were immediately reported, but Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed that dozens of U.S. troops were killed in revenge for a U.S. airstrike last week that killed a top Iranian commander, Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.