This morning Iran fired missiles at two US bases in Iraq

This morning Iran fired missiles at two US bases in Iraq, by Gordon Lubold.

Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq, the Pentagon said late Tuesday, in attacks Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said were retribution for the U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

The strikes on two bases — Erbil in northern Iraq and the large Al Asad base in western Iraq – began about 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, U.S. officials said.

An administration official said there appeared to be no U.S. casualties at either attack site, but added that “it’s early” and said damage and missile assessments were still under way. The official said that there are likely some Iraqi casualties, although that number appeared to be low in the hours following the attack. …

Ten ballistic missiles struck the Al Asad base, while one struck the base in Erbil, a U.S. defense official said. Four other missiles failed, the official said.

If that’s all there is, it’s symbolic revenge only.