LIVE: Iran Launches Missiles at US Troops in Iraq

We are following reports of multiple Iranian missiles targeting US troops in Iraq. Follow this page or subscribe below for updates.


Jan 8, 4:07 p.m. EST

Reports of rockets near US embassy

Unconfirmed reports are coming in of two rockets landing near the US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone. One of our local partners based just across the river from the Green Zone reported hearing a large explosion. Stay tuned for updates.


10:07 p.m. EST

Initial reactions from Iranian and US leadership

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and US President Donald Trump tweeted within moments of each other, after the Iranian missile strike.


9:40 p.m. EST

Initial casualty reports

CNN is reporting there are Iraqi casualties at the Ain Al Asad base in Anbar province Iraq. Other correspondents are reporting that there were no US casualties in the attacks.


7:45 p.m. EST

Unconfirmed footage shows missile strikes

Video reportedly filmed by Iraqi soldiers, showing several missiles hit the Ain Al Asad base in Anbar province, Iraq.


7:03 P.M. EST

Missiles launched from Iran

Iranian Tasnim news agency confirms the missiles were launched from Iran by revolutionary guard forces.


Jan 7, 6:18 P.M. EST

Possible explosion heard in Erbil, Iraq

Conflicting reports of an explosion in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish region of Iraq. A very loud warning was issued out of the American embassy. Military aircraft can be heard all over the city.

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