Iran fires missiles at US targets in Iraq — live updates, dw.com

  • Iran’s Revolutionary Guards launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at at least two US targets in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani.
  • Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran “concluded proportionate measures in self-defense” after the second wave of missiles.
  • US President Donald Trump said he will deliver a speech on Wednesday after an assessment of damages and casualties.

Iran has launched ballistic missiles targeting the US presence in Iraq, including Ain Assad airbase. US President Donald Trump has said he will deliver a speech later on Wednesday.

07:37 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the the “US is Iran’s enemy.”

He described the attack on the US targets as a “slap in the face” to the US. Crowds who he addressed chanted “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!”[…]

07:26 Following the example of the US Federal Aviation Authority, many commercial airlines have announced they are rerouting flights over the Middle East today, including Qantas and Malaysia Airlines.

07:20 “The US media has quoted US officials and said there are no indications of US casualties,” said DW’s Washington DC correspondent Pablo Foley Elias. “Let’s not speculate; let’s see what comes out of the investigations.”

Previously, Iran claimed that 80 “American terrorists” had been killed in the missile strikes.

07:09Poland have reported no casualties among their military personnel in Iraq. Läs artikel